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San Francisco Public Library 

Govsrnment Information Center 
San Francisco Public Library 
100 Larkin Street, 5fh Floor 
8an Francisco, C A 94102 



REFERENCE BOOK 



Not to be taken from the Library 




N FRANCISCO ART COM M I S S I ON 



K N I) 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Coliection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
& Education 
JPS SYMrnONY Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



\K\ Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



VISUAL ARTS COMMTTTEE MEE" 
WEDNESDAY, January 1 1>, 19! 

"3-r OO DiMi 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 







'AN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LlBRARy 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTIOM 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve artwork by Cress, 
Iselin and Weinstein for poster project on 
Market Street kiosks. 



B. Motion to authorize a reimbursement tc< 
artists Norie Sato and Bill Maxwell of up 
to $3,000 for the cost of manufacturing 
terrazzo samples to represent their dividej- 
strip design for the Civic Center Court 
House . 

C. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2810015 with Cheryl Riley to 
December 31, 1995, to implement her 
proposal for the Bayview Police Station 
main lobby. 

D. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2820015 with Scott Donahue to 
October 31, 1995, to complete fabrication 
and installation of artwork for the Tarava I 
Pol ice S t.at i on . 

E. Motion to authoi-ize extension of 
contract #28200 13 with Arthur- Gonzalez to 
October 31, 1995, to c:oniplete fabrication 
and installation o 1' arlwoi'k foi" the Tai'ava I 
Po lice Station. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



F. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2820008 with Ann (3hamber-lai n to 
Decembei- 31, 1995 to complete design 
development on her* pi'oposal for the 
Hospital Parking Garage. 



G. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into design 
development contract with Ann Preston for 
up to $24,000 to develop art enrichment 
proposals for Concourse G. 

3:05 II. Skilled Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious; Hilda Shum 

Rpquest for approval of Hilda Shum's 

sculpture "Fish Tales" prior to 

installation. 

3:20 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious; Tonia Macneil 

A. Review and request for approval of 
James Carpenter's proposal for the 
International terminal. 

B. Review and request for approval of 
Vito Acconci's proposal for the 
International terminal. 

C. Request for new appointment for 
Airport Art Steering Committee. 

D. Request for reconsideration of Art 
Commission resolution regarding Kathryn 
Gustafson's proposal for the sterile 
corridor for Concourse G. 

3:50 IV. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Report on budget adjustments and request 
for approval of budgetary changes 

4:00 V. New Business 

Discussion of "Circle of All Nations" 
painting performance project sponsored by 
the American School of Japanese Arts in 
celebration of the United Nations 50th 
Anniversary. 

4:10 VI. Staff Reports 

A. Art Commission Gallery 

B. New Main Library 

C. Sheriff's Facility 

D. Promenade Ribbon Project 

E. Sunnydale Pump Station 

F. 19th Avenue M Line 

G. Market Street Art in Transit 

4:40 VII. Adjournment 



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A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Refmhilitation Act and t}ie 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotiable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Commiliee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, IcKaial on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside pariiing has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this Ux;ation are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Tndns-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessittility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. Ii 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will he available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 






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PROGRAMS 



Civic Art Coluctidn 

Civic DtiicjN Rivitw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

)PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



^RT Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415.554 9682 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



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N FRANCISCO,j^RT COMMISSION 



D0<"' iMrviTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 5 1994 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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VISUAL ARTS COilMi**«e-HEi^^NG 
WEDNESDAY, v:gebruary 15, 19! 

3:00" P.M. ^ 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to lest if'y cii"e acx^epted by i:oniiJ 1 e t i ug 
an information cai'd ami giving it to the CoiiimiLt.ee 
Secretary, who will sciiedule testimony duiing t lie 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT T(J DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACT10^ 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTioNS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. 



3:05 II 



Consent (/alendar* 

A. Motion to autlioi'ize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into a Memorandmi; 
of Uniiers tandi ng with the San Francisco 
Housing Authority which allows the San 
Francisco Ar't Commission to restore and 
seismically install c:ity owned works by 
Benjamin Bufano n{ Valencia (Jardens with 
funcls provided by tlie Housing Authority. 

B. Mot iori to approve pui'chase of Chupa, 
Quenepas by Nick Quijano foi' $800 for the 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

C. Mot. ion to authorize payment to Scott 
Lewis of Opponheim Lewis in the amount of 
$1,3 00 for- additional cost estimating 
services reruiered on the public art progran 
for the Civic Center Coui-t House. 

D. Mot. ion to authorize payment of $794 lo 
Patricia Johanson to reimhjurse her for 
travel, expenses incurred for the Sunnydale 
Pump Stat. ion. 

E. Motion to authoi-ize final payment to 
Ann Hamilton for card catalogue notation 
foi- New Main liibi-ary art- enrichment 
project . 

Airi)ort 

Susan Pont i ous 

A. Request for authorization for- the 
Director of ('ultural Af fail's to enter into 
agreement with James Carpenter for up to 
$40,000 for design detail development for 



sculptural light reflectors for the 
International terminal. 

B. Review and request for approval of Ik- 
Joong Kan's proposal for Concourse A. 

C. Discussion of Art Commission 
participation in Aeronautics Museum. 

3:35 III. Fire Station #39 

Susan Pontious 

Review of public art opportunity and 
request for project approval 

3:45 IV, Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton; Ross Drulis Architects; 
Judge Barbara Jones; Judge Diane Wick; 
Judge Daniel Hanlon 

Presentation and request for approval of 
design by Bill Maxwell and Norie Sato 

4:00 V. Chinatown Park 

Eleanor Beaton; Lam Po Leong , artist; John 

Thomas and Bonnie Ng , DPW Landscape 

Architecture 

Presentation and request for approval of 

Lam Po Leong ' s final design proposal for 

Terrazzo Medallion 

4:15 VI. Decaux Informational Kiosks 

Jill Manton 
Proposal for poster program on kiosks 

4:25 VII. Staff Reports 

A. Art Commission Gallery 

B. Sunnydale Pump Station 

C. Promenade Ribbon Project 

D. MMX TRansit Shelter 

E. Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project 

F. 19th Avenue M Line 

G. Market Street Art in Transit 

4:50 VIII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FOR MA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americam 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to ttie tieeds of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue aiid 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-Stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block ftom the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or rela ed 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to acconmiodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminted 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available uion 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 






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VISUAL ARTS COMjMJ:TrEE_M|:ETING 
/ ^February 15, 1995) 




DOC IMENTS DEPT. 
; MAR 2 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MINUTES 



Commissioners Present: 

Anne Heaiy, Chair 
William Meyer 
Emilie Keeler 



Staff Present: 

Jill M a n L o n 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 



The meeting was called to order at 3:22 p.m. 



I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into a Memorandum of 
Understanding with the San Francisco Housing 
Authority which allows the San Francisco Art 
Commission to restore and seismically install city 
owned works by Benjamin Bufano at Valencia Gardens 
with funds provided by the Housing Authority. 

B. Motion to approve purchase of Chupa, Quenepas 
by Nick Quijano for $800 for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility. 

C. Motion to authorize payment to Scott Lewis of 
Oppenheim Lewis in the amount of $1,300 for 
additional cost estimating services rendered on 
the public art program for the Civic Center Court 
Hoxise . 



ACTION 



D. Motion to authorize payment of $794 to 
Patricia Johanson to reimburse her for travel 
expenses incurred foi- the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

E. Motion to authorize final payment to Ann 
Hamilton for card catalogue notation for New Main 
Library art enrichment project. 

Motion to approve the consent calendar. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Coiiimi ss i one r Keeier 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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II. San Francisco International Airport 

A. James Carpenter. 

Susan Pontious showed r-enderjngs of the sculptural element 
designed by James Carpenter wliich will work within the truss 
system. The forms will affect the light entering the main 
terminal, and create a surface for artifical lighting at 
night. When viewed from below, the 180 ft. -long fiberglass 
forms may have the appearance of dirigibles. 

Under the first contract, the artist investigated several 
different forms, finally selecting the design known as shell 
form #4, which has longitudinal louvers. During the next 
phase, he will continue work on structural issues, create a 
1/4" or 1/2" scale model and further refine the budget. 

Susan is still negotiating with the architects for 
architectural credits for what the sculptures will replace. 
She requested that the committee allocate another $40,000 
for design development. The artist has already received 
$15,000 for conceptual design and $40,000 for the first 
phase of design development (Phase 1.1), 

ACTION: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into agreement with James 
Carpenter for up to $40,000 for design detail 
development phase 1.2 for sculptural light 
reflectors for the International Terminal. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Flight History Center 

The Airport Commission has requested tiiat the Art Commission 
consider allocating up to $500,000 of the art budget to 
enhance the interior space and create exhibition 
opportunities in an aeronaut2c:s museum in the nevvi 
International Terminal. 

They have proi:)osed to locate the museum in a 40 'x 80 ' , two- 
story space near the entrance to Concourse A, and are 
proposing that the interior space be i-eminiscent of the 
original airport terminal. The original terminal was 
designed in the California Mission style with inlaid floors, 
arched doorways, col"fered ceilings, wrought-iron balconies 
and chcinde I i e rs . 



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The idea was introduced to the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, which would support the idea if artists were free 
to collaborate with the architects in the design of the 
space and to interpret the previous lobby rather than re- 
create it. 

The Visual Art Committee agreed that a more developed 
proposal was needed before a decision could be made. 
Jason Yuen will speak to EJ sa Cameron regarding the 
development of the program foi- the space. If she agrees to 
take this on, the Art Commission's consultant Roger Berry 
can work with her to identify opportunities for artist 
involvement. The additional work on Berry's part may require 
a small increase in his fee. 

Jill Manton commented that it is important to have the 
Airport identify what kind of financial commitment they are 
willing to make for the design and construction of the 
space . 

ACTION: Motion to approve in concept the airport 

proposal for Art Commission involvement in 
design of a Flight History Center for the new 
International Terminal. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner Keeier 

VOTE: 2 Ayes, 1 abstei^tion 

ABSTENTION: Commissioner Mealy 

III. Civic Center Courthouse 

A. Clerk's Corridoi^. Nori Sato and Bill Maxwell. 
Jill Manton reported that the artists had just attended a 
luncheon meeting with several judges anti the project 
architects, and that tliey were able to achieve consnsus as 
to the preferred alternative for the design of the Corridor 
floor. The color is stili under consideration. 

Nori Sato presented a slide show of the terrazzo-making 
process, and Bill Maxwell presented the approved design. The 
design creat.es a sense of a wave-like motion, as if tlie 
central tables were shapes moving in water. The terrazzo 
will be a single color. Divider strips would be zinc metal 
of varying widths and lengths, to refer to the metal used in 
the building, and may possibly include other colors as well. 

Stone samples representing the range of colors and 
materials to be used in the building were presented. They 



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include two tones ot marble, light beige and brons,' and a 
creme colored limestone, a green-tinted glass and stainless 
steel. Central light fixtures will consist of pendent 
slumped glass forms housing fiorescent lights. 

The artists wili undertake a viiriety of experiments to 
produce several potential color samples for the floor. They 
will work with the architect's suggestion of a ceiadon color 
as well as other coloi's that will compliment the building 
palette . 

Judge Wick and the architects stated that they wished to see 
a color which would be harmonious with the over-all design 
of the building. Tt was noted by several individuals that 
the key to the artists* idea was the ability to communicate 
the wave concept. An overly reflective surface or Light 
color would ruin the concept. 

The artists asked for approval of their design so that they 
can move on to further color studies. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the terrazzo floor design for 
the First Floor Cleik's Corridor created by Bill 
Maxwell and Nori Sato, without approval of the 
terrazzo color. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 

SECOND: Commissioner Healy 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Chinatown Park 

Eleanor Beaton introduced Lam Po Leong , artist, who is part 
of a team including Clayton Shu, Wengu Xu and Herbie Lam. 
Leong presented the artists' finai design for the paving 
medallion in the entry courtyard at the Park. 

The medallion will contain Chinese cursive-style calligraphy 
which forms a poem from the Tang dynasty, c. 670 A.D. 1-1/2" 
slabs of granite will be cut and pieced together like a jig- 
saw puzzle to form the elements of the medallion. 

Concern was expressed over the ability of the granite 
medallion to accomodate the weight of park vehicles. It was 
suggested that a full-scale sample of a portion of the 
design be created. 



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ACTION: Motion to approve the final design of the; paving 
medallion for the entry plaza at Chinatown Park, 
as presented by Ijaui Po Leong. 

MOTION: Comnii ssionei- Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Fire Station #39 

Susan Pontious introduced a new public art opportunity at 
Fire Station #39, located on Portoia Avenue in the Forest 
Hills area. 

The art enrichment budget for the project is $5,000. $1,000 
would be reserved for administration, leaving $4,000 for art 
work. The opportunity available is for a 32" d. circular 
window on the second story of the facade. A stained glass 
window could be created which would be back-lit at night. 

Pontious proposed that staff would create a short list of 
candidates and that the Visual Arts Committee would make the 
selection . 

ACTION: Motion to approve the art enrichment program and 
selection process to identify an artist to create 
a work of art for Fire Station #39. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner KeeJer 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. Decaux Informational Kiosks 

Jill Manton informed the Commissioners that the 20 Decaux 
kiosks planned for the downtown area would contain an 
opportunity for Art Commission progi-ammi ng . A budget of 
$3,000 has been provided by Decaux for the project. Manton 
proposed creating a series of posters using poems created by 
members of the Literary Arts and Americorps programs. The 
posters would contain text only, and therefore would be 
affordable . 

The available panels are 4' by 12', so that there can be one 
4'x 12' poem, or two 4'x 6' poems. Commissioners favored two 
poems in each kiosk. 



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ACTION; Motion to approve the poster* program tor' the 

Decaux kiosks and to authorize the expenditure of 
up to $3,000 to implement the program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Mealy 

SECOND: Commissioner Keeier 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Staff Reports 

A. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported the latest snafu in the 8-year saga of 
the Sunnydale pump station had been resolved during another 
visit by the artist. The project should be going out to bid 
soon . 

B. MMX Transit Shelter 

Jill Manton reported that Anna Murch's work with Sasaki on 
design of the MMX transit platform has been going well. City 
departments and Sasaki team members are pleased with her 
participation. Public reaction is going to be tested at a 
public meeting tonight when the preliminary design is 
presented. The team has created a simple transparent wave- 
like form that willnot block views. Ms. Manton reminded 
commissioners that Anna is under contract to Sasaki 
Associates, not the Art Commission. 

The poetry component of the F-Line project may be extended 
to Fisherman's Wharf. 

C. 19th Avenue M-Line Project. 

The dedication of the 19th Avenue Platforms will now take 
place on March 1 . 

I). Mid-Enibarcadero Itoadway . 
Jill Manton announced that negotiations had taken place for 
funding of art projects in the mid-Embarcadero area. 
Assuming that the funding comes through, $1.5 million will 
be allocated to continue the ribbon and signage project in 
the mid-section and $1 million will be provided for art work 
in the open-space area. Commissioner Healy recommended 
getting these commitments in writing. 

E. Market Street Art in Transit Program. 
A new poster series, Reinvest in the City, goes up at the 
end of the first week of March. Commissioner Healy objected 
to the fact that the final designs of the posters are 
consent calendar items. She requested that posters be 
brought to the committee for final approval. 



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The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 



SubmiVt^d: . Ij 

Ton^a Macneil ^^ 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic DtsiCN Reviiw 
Community Arts 
& Education 
Cultural Equity Grants 
Galliry 
DPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art 



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WEDNKSDAY 



COMM ITTEE MEETipiG 
March 15, i3-Q^ 



25 VAN NhlSS AVKNIJK, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to tlie Coiiimittee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



STRUT artists License ^^p-j^jp^ ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND FOSSIHl-E ACT[0^ 
4i5.2S2.258i MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDA 1 ION , RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I 



('onsent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design by 

Prec:ita Eyes hhiral Arts Center for Balboa 
High School ^hlr•al pro.ject. 



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B. Mot ion to approve mural design by 
Precita Eyes Mural .Arts Center for Langtoe 
Street hhiral Projec:t. 

C. Moticin to approve mui-al design by 
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for 
Community Tiirift Stoie. 

D. Motion to approve Al Wong as panelist 
for Ocean Beacli .Art project and to pay 
hcjno lar i mn of $50 per iialf day of service. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



E. Motion to appi-ove mural design by 
Marta Ayala for the Milestones Mural 
pr"o.jec;t, adiii i n i s t c led by the Mural Resource 
Centei- . 

F. Motion to approve revised proposal foi 
Rigo'95 for mural located on the Muni Metre 
Turnback Pr-o.ject. Cc:)ns t rue t i on Fences. 

G. Motion to accept Seven Dane i ng Stones 
by Gary Dwyer- into the c;ol lection of the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

H. Motion to approve use of art 
enrichment funds generated by construction 
of tlie North Field Cargo Building on 
Conc:ourses A & G at the Airport. 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affair-s to enter into contract 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Fran-isco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252 2590 fax 41. .;52.2595 



with Ann Hamilton for $18,000 for 
construction consulting services for 
installation of her artwork at the new Main 
L i brar-y . 

J. Reqviest foi* authorization to enter 
into contract with the Joint venture firm 
of 1 ) Skiflmore, Owings, Merrill and Michael 
Willis and DelCampo Maru and 2)Hellmnth 
Ohata KassbMum ^ (Jronp and 3)(jerson 
Overs tT'oet to pio\ide miscellaneous 
architectural services for art projects 
proposed for thp Airport, for an amount not 
to exceed $20,000 each. 



3:05 1 1 . 



Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton, Eleanor Beaton 

A. Presentation and request for approval 
of Albert, l^a ley's Combined Entry Projects 
and request for authorization for the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
agreement with F'aley Studios for up to 
$230,000 for design and fabrication for 
Combined Entry Projects. 



B. Review of color samples proposed for 
First Floor Clerk's Cor-ridor of the Civic 
Center Court House by Norie Sato and Bill 
Maxwe 1 1 . 



3:25 111. 



New Main Library 

Eleanor Beaton, Susan Pontious, Nayland 

Blake 

Re<|uest for apjjroval of list of Authors' 

names for "Constellation" Project. 



3:40 IV. 



Ai rpor t 




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A . Re (1 u e s 


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proposals b 


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B. Reques 


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C. Update 


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approval of conceptual 

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authorization to enter 

h Keith Sonnier for up to 

n development of lighting 

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wis de Soto proposal and 

rization to enter into 

is DeSoto for up to 

n development of terrazzo 

re 1 obby of the 

III i na 1 . 



4:05 V. 



Fire Station #39 

Susan Pontious, Mike Pierron, Chief James 

Lynch 

Selection of ar-tist for stained glass for 

art enr i chmen t . 



4:20 VI . 



Fire Station #25 

Phil Sowers 

Request for waiver of $30,000 art 

enrichment funds 



4 :30 VII . 



Ocean Beach Art Project 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of finalists and 
authorization to pay honorarium of $500 per 
finalist for the development of a detailed 
proposals . 



4:45 VIII 



Art Commiss 

A. Report 
request for 
and author 
honorarium 
each projec 
R. Report 
"Framing Ci 
request for 
to include: 
Mildred How 
Lube! 1 , An i 



ion Gallery 

on "City Site" selection and 
approval of selected projects 
ization to pay $1,000 artist 
and $5,000 materials budget for 
t . 

on selecrtion process for 
ty Site " fence project and 
approval of pool of panelists 
Seyed Alavi, Adrienne Fuzee , 
ard, Marilyn Kuksht, Bernie 
ta Margrill and Jaqueline Tripp, 



5:00 IX 



New Business 

A. Liesel Fetuier, Caltrans 

Presentation of three ai'tist projects to be 
located at the Caltiana off ramp site near 
Fift,ii, Hiirrison and Bryant. Sti-eets. 

B. Discussion of avK:t ion to benefit, 
ar'tists in Kobe, Jcipan 



5:20 X 



Staff Reports 

A . Ccj ] 1 ec- I ions 

B. IMomenade Ribhon I'rojecrl 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY,^ March 15, 1995 
MINUTES 



MAR 31 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Commissioners Present 
Dodie Rosecrans 
Bill Me>"er 
Emily Keeier 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Eleanor Beaton 
Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macneil 
Debra Lehane 



The meeting was called to order at 3:lo p.m. 

I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design by Precita 
Eyes Mural Arts Center for Balboa High 
School Mural project. 

B. Motion to approve mural design by Precita 
Eyes Mural Arts Center for Langton Street 
Mural Project. 

C. Motion to approve mural design by Precita 
Eyes Mural Arts Center for Community Thrift 
Store. 

D. Motion to approve Al Wong as panelist for 
Ocean Beach Art project and to pay 
honorarium of $50 per half day of service. 

E. Motion to approve mural design by Marta 
Ayala for the Milestones Mural project, 
administered by the Mural Resource Center. 

F. Motion to approve revised proposal for 
Rigo'95 for mural located on the Muni Metro 
Turnback Project Construction Fences. 

G. Motion to accept Seven Dancing Stones by 
Gary Dwyer into the collection of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

H. Motion to approve use of art enrichment 
funds generated by construction of the 
North Field Cargo Building on Concourses A 
& G at the Airport. 



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I. Motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Ann Hamilton for $18,000 for 
construction consulting services for 
installation of her artwork at the new Main 
Library. 

J. Request for authorization to enter into 

contract with the joint venture firm of 1) 
Skidmore, Owings, Merrill and Michael 
Willis and DelCampo Maru and 2)Hellmuth 
Obata Kassbaum & Group 4 and 3 )Gerson 
Overstreet to provide miscellaneous 
architectural services for art projects 
proposed for the Airport, for an amount not 
to exceed $20,000 each. 

The Consent Calendar was approved as read. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Civic Center Court House 
A. Combined Entry Projects 

Albert Paley presented his designs for the Combined Entry 
Projects, including the entrance gates, security screens 
elevator doors and elevator railing brackets. Paley showed 
a model of an organic, plant-like form in stainless steel, 
representing the design motif which will be continuously 
repeated throughout the entry area, in a variety of 
materials and treatments. The entry gate detailing and 
security screen material will be stainless steel, to 
relate to the use of steel in the rest of the building. 
The theme will be repeated on the glass panels of the 
doors, by either etching or use of ceramic frit. Etched 
stainless steel doors and railing brackets on the elevator 
materials will also carry the theme. 

The artist stated that building is based on the Beaux Arts 
tradition, in which organic form was often referenced. The 
design includes ribbon and leaf shapes which intertwine to 
form a pleasing silhouette, contrasting to the rationality 
of the building. 

Paley Studios will design and fabricate all of the 
elements of the Combined Entry Projects. 

Judge Daniel Michael Hanlon, chair of the judges' 
construction committee, expressed the committee's whole- 



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hearted approval of the project. The project architect, 
Mark Cavendero , also spoke in favor of the artist's 
design . 

Motion to approve the design of the Combined 
Entry Projects for the Civic Center Courthouse, 
and to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into agreement with Paley 
Studios for up to $230,000 for design and 
fabrication for Combined Entry Projects. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosecrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B, First Floor Clerk's Cori'idor 

Jill Manton informed the committee that the judges did not 
feel that terrazzo is an appropriate material for the 
court house. She asked the committee to listen to the 
testimony of those involved and allow a meeting between 
the judges and Commissioner Healy before reaching a 
decision on the project. Cancellation of the project would 
free S45,000 for use as contingency or for other projects. 
She also stated that the artists would be entitled to some 
additional compensation because they had been paid only 
S3, 750 each, which they had agreed to do because of the 
expectation of receiving a S45,000 contract in the future. 

Judge Hanlon stated that the judges' committee had 
considered not including the project last summer, but had 
agreed to Commissioner Healy' s request to give the 
artist's the opportunity to develop an idea. The judges 
approved the artists' initial proposal but with 
reservations as to the color. Although the artists 
presented over 100 color samples, in the end the judges 
concurred that the problem was the use of terrazzo, which 
they believe doesn't relate to the solidity of the marble 
in the entrance lobby. Judge Hanlon repeated the judges' 
opinion that they respect the artists and their abilities 
but the floor material is not suitable. The judges want 
the building to be as substantial and timeless as City 
Hall and the rest of civic center. If the project is 
cancelled, it might be possible to use the $45,000 budget 
to carry the theme presented by Albert Paley into the 
upper floor elevator doors. 

Charles Drulis, principle of Ross, Drulis, Architects, 
showed the color and materials palette for the Clerk's 
corridor, and stated that, from the architect's point of 
view, as the design of the building developed, terrazzo 



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became less relevant to the feel of the building. From the 
purest sense, marble should be included in the corridor to 
ensure continuity, 

Michael Ross, of Ross, Drulis, said that the judges had 
been through a learning process over the last 9 months, 
and that they now favor the use of polished marble in the 
corridor. 

Nori Sato and Bill Maxwell, the project artists, presented 
the previously approved design and latest round of color 
samples which they had developed for the floor. Sato 
explained the development and rational of the design and 
described the color relationship between the terrazzo and 
the marble. The artists pointed out the layout of the 
clerk's corridor and entrance lobby, and noted the 
transition between the two areas. 

The Committee agreed to postpone the decision and asked 
that a special meeting be set up after March 17th, to 
include Judge Hanlon. Director Winship thanked the artists 
for their work on the project and said that the decision 
would require careful consideration because of its impact 
on the project and the precedent it might set in other 
projects . 

III. New Main Library 

Nayland Blake described his proposal for the stair wall of 
the library, entitled Constellation. The wall will consist 
of slate panels each supporting 9 lights, for a total of 
360 lights. Each light will illuminate the name of a 20th 
Century author whose works can be found in the library. 
160 names w-ill be installed to start; a plan will be 
developed to add 5 names per year until the wall is 
filled. 

The selection of the names was made through a public 
process designed by the artist, former Commissioner Genny 
Lim, and the Library. A guidance committee was formed made 
up of individuals suggested by the Friends of the Public 
Library and local academics. The 16 members of the 
committee each contributed 10 names. Blake researched the 
authors' biographies and then presented the names at 
public meetings at 4 branch libraries for discussion. The 
final decision on the list was made by the guidance 
committee after considering the public's input. It is 
hoped that the new interactive terminals in the library 
would contain a section giving information about the 
authors on the wall. 



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Motion to approve the list of authors' names for 
"Constellation" Project at the New Main Library. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Airport 
Kathryn Gustafson 

Kathryn Gustafson introduced a new proposal for the end 

departure area of Concourse G. The departure area is a 
two-story space, entered from the upper floor with 

escalators leading to the boarding area and gate podiums 

below. A large oval opening in the center, surrounded by a 

glass railing will provide visual interaction between the 
two levels . 

Gustafson will create two steel U-shaped forms which will 
rest 4" above the glass railing, so that together they 
form the standard 42" high guard rail. A light at the top 
edge of the glass will illuminate the steel and the glass, 
creating a "halo" effect which will be visible from a 
distance on the second level and also from below. The tw-o 
steel forms will have the appearance of two magnets, 
attracting each other but not touching. Although the steel 
will be suspended, it will be immobilized by the cabling. 

Gustafson provided a study of the sight lines, which 
indicates that passengers on the upper floor will have a 
clear view of the gate personnel and signage below. 

The Committee complemented the artist on her proposal and 
approved a motion for the next phase of the project, 
pending approval of the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by 
Kathryn Gustafson for Concourse G, San Francisco 
International Airport, pending approval by the 
Airport Art Steering Conunittee, and 
authorization to the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with the artist 
for Design Development for an amount not to 
exceed $40,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosecrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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Keith Sonnier 

Tonia Macneil and Architect Jamie Baer of Group 4 
introduced Keith Sonnier 's revised proposal for the 
sterile corridor in Concourse G. The architects' new 
design provides for a ceiling in the shape of a wide "M" . 
Walls of the sterile corridor will vary betvreen stone and 
translucent glass panels pro\'iding natural light into the 
space . 

The 15'ceiling of the 1000' long space will be lit from a 
suspended fixture, so that it is a uniform yellow tone. 
Every 52 feet, a 2 f t . wide beam will cross the space, 
disappearing into the lowered central portion of the 
ceiling and re-appearing on the other side. The beams will 
be lit on the bottom edge by red or blue neon, which will 
seem to disappear and reappear along with the beam. The 
periodic, alternating bands of color will create a 
progression down the corridor, which will be reflected in 
the polished terrazzo floor. All other light required to 
illuminate the space will be at 8' feet or below, and 
aimed downwards. As a result, strong color will be the 
dominant effect above 8', while white light and natural 
light will illuminate the passengers as they move through 
the space. The effect of the lighting will vary during the 
day and through the length of the corridor, as the amount 
of natural light varies. 

Commissioners commented that the use of only red and blue 
did not appear to provide enough variation, and that 
additional colors should be considered. They felt that it 
was difficult to get a sense of the project from the 
drawings and requested that a simulation showing the 
actual neon be provided before giving approval for a 
design development contract. They agreed to approve the 
concept with conditions and increase the amount of the 
conceptual design contract to cover additional 
presentation costs. 

Motion to approve the proposal by Keith Sonnier 
for the sterile corridor in Concourse G, with 
the condition that the variety of colors be 
increased and that a mock-up of the project be 
provided before approval of a design development 
contract; approval of an increase in the 



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conceptual design contract with Keith Sonnier 
for an amount not to exceed $10,000, for 
preparation of a model and further lighting 
studies . 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Fire Station #39 

Susan Pontious asked the Committee to select an artist to 
create a circular stained glass window for the Portola 
District fire station, which is under renovation. The 32" 
diameter \vindow will be located above the equipment doors. 
It will be back-lit at night so that it will be visible 
from a distance. The architect, Mike Pierron, and Fire 
Chief James Lynch were present to answer questions. The 
panel viewed slides of 7 artists, and unanimously selected 
Mark McDonnell for the commission. 

Motion to approve the selection of Mark 
McDonnell to create a work of art for Fire 
Station #39, and authorization to the Director 
of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
the artist for an amount not to exceed $4,000 to 
design and implement the project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI . Fire Station #25 

Phillip Sowers of the Bureau of Architecture requested 
that the Committee approve a waiver of the art enrichment 
requirement for Fire Station #25. The Station will be 
upgraded and a small addition added to the back, however 
it is located in an unused area of Third Street and is not 
visible to the public. The amount of funding available for 
art enrichment is S30,000. 

Motion to grant a waiver of the art enrichment 
requirement for Fire Station #25. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Ocean Beach Art Project 

The Selection Panel for the Ocean Beach Art Project, 
consisting of Al Wong, artist, John Katz , Muni 



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representative, and Eleanor Beaton, curator, met to review 
slides and select finalists for the S40,000 project. The 
selected finalists will make proposals and bring them to 
the Visual Arts Committee for final approval. 

Beaton reminded the Committee that the guidelines for the 
project stated that the artwork be suitable for the site 
in scale and materials, incorporate historic Muni 
photographs, and reference the history of the site. In 
addition, the urban design elements of the sight were to 
be considered in developing the design. 

Although the Civic Design Committee had requested that the 
site be master-planned before further work on the planned 
buildings or the art, staff reminded the Committee that 
master-planning is not under the Commission's 
jurisdiction, and that Muni did not have funds available 
for that work. 



The Panel recommended that three artists be invited to 
make proposals: Robert Catalucci, Ray Beldnei" and Anita 
Margrill. Three alternates were also identified, in the 
event that any of the first group are unavailable: Jon 
Rubin with Harrell Fletcher, Daniel Galvez with Leonidas 
Kyriakopoulos , and Alice Wingwall with Elise Brewster. 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m 
departure of a Commissioner. 

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Wednesday, March 15, 1995 
5:45 p.m. 

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Commissioners Present 
Dodie Rosecrans 
Bill Meyer 



Staff Present : 
Jill Manton 
Eleanor Beaton 
Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macneil 



I. Ocean Beach Art Project 

Eleanor Beaton presented the slides of recommended 
finalists and alternates for the Ocean Beach Art Project 
and stated that she would be requesting Visual Arts 
Committee approval of the Selection Panel recommendation 
and authorization to pay an honorarium of S500 to each 
artist for the development of detailed proposals. 

Commissioners commented that one of the possible options 
for artists to consider is landscaping. They will 
recommend that the Visual Arts Committee approve the three 
finalists and that the Civic Design and Visual Arts 
Committees have the opportunity to give directives to the 
artists prior to development of proposals. 

II. Public Request 

Topher Delaney introduced a project which she proposes to 
create for Caltrans property at 5th and Harrison Streets. 
The Helianthus Project will be a temporary planting of sun 
flowers lasting 6 months, in a 15,000 sq. ft. area. 
Varieties ranging in height from 2' to 6' will be grown. 
Irrigation is already in place, and clients of the Multi- 
Service Center will be hired to plant and guard the ■ 
flowers. A fence will be installed if needed. 

Artists Marilyn Kuksht and Elaine Badgely-Arnoux presented 
their proposals as well. Liesel Fenner, representing 
Caltrans, indicated the agency's support of the projects, 
which will be funded entirely by the artists. The 
proposals will be presented again at the next meeting of 
the Visual Arts Committee. 



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3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



MAR 2 9 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice: Requests to testify ai^e accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schetiule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTI NGEN(' I RS , RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDAl'lON I'O DEI-F'IR APPROVAL. 



3:00 I 



(/onsent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve payment of $236.50 
to Joyce Koz loff as i-e imbursement for 
travel expenses to San Francisco regarding 
ait project for the Airport International 
termi nal . 



B. Motion to approve final payment of 
$800 to Wang Po Shu for reimbursement of 
expenses for Fire Station #37. 

C. Motion to approve payment of up to 
$1,000 to Jim Bernstein to spray acrylic 
laquer sealer on column murals at Skilled 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

D. Motion to approve honorarium of $200 
to Mark McDonnell to develop an art 
proposal for Fire Station #39. 

E. Motion to autliorize payment of $1,300 
to l^eonard Hunter for additional costs 
Incurred in adjusting the Sizzling Muni 
Sign for an exterior installation and for 
compi^ehens i \e photographic documentation of 
19th Avenue Boarding Islands construction 
process . 




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San Fr>ncisco 



3:10 II. 



F. Motion to approve recommendation to 
waive art enrichment for handicapped access 
ramp at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Civic Center Court House 

Jill Man ton 



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project, for the First, 1-loor l"lei"k's 

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Ai rport, 

Susan Pon t. i ous 

U|)diile on fevv i s de Soto's proposal cind 
request foi- uu t hor- i za t i on to entei- into 
contrac;t. with Lewis i)eSoto for up to 
$35,000 for liesign developnienl of terrazzo 
floor for dei^artuie lobby of the 
International Terminal, pending approval of 
the Aii'[n)rt. Art Steering Conmiittee. 



3:55 IV 



Ocean lieach Art, l*roJec;t 

Eleanor Beaton 

Appi'oval of finalists and au t iior i zat ion to 
pay honorarium of $500 per- finalist foi- the 
develcjpment of a deliiiled proposal. 



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Ar-t ('omini ss i on Gal It^r-y 

A. I^eport on "t'it> Site" selection and 
recpiest for approxal of select eil projects 
and authorization to iJa> $1,000 artist 
honorarium and $5,000 materials budget for 
each pro jec t. . 

B. lie|)ort on selecrtion process for 
"PVaniing City Site " fence pi-oject and 
request fcjr ai)proval cj f pool of potential 
panelists including: Adi-ienne Fuzee, John 
ivriken, Marilyn Kuksht, L.'hip Sullivan, 
Michael Willis, Anita Margrill and 
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4:30 VI . 



Cal trans l*roject at 5th Stx-eet 

Discussion of three proposed Ar't ists' 
pro jec t s . 



4:45 VI T. 



Mental Health t''acility 

Ai)pro\al of installation of colunui murals 



4:55 VIII 



Discnjssion and liejviow Visual Ar-ts (yommittec 
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Revitiw of K{;v i sed Mui-al Desigri by Uigo for 
Muni Metro Turnaround (-ons t.rut: t i on 
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Discuss ifHi of aucM. ion to benefit 
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Staff Reports 

A . Co 1 1 ef t i f)ns 

B. Ulstotir and Interpretive Signage 
Pro.jec- 1 

C. Maiket Street. Art in Transit 
I). Mr-) scone 

E. F'romenade Ribbon Project 



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Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americars 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the tieeds of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside paridng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-Stopping at Van Ness and Maiicet, 

one-half block fipom the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infonnation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are remind id 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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appropriate agenda item. 

Street Artists Licenses _ 

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415.252.2581 MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 

TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 

DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



12:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve payment of $236.50 

to Joyce Kozloff as reimbursement for 
travel expenses to San Francisco regarding 
art project for the Airport International 
terminal . 



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B. Motion to approve final payment of 
$800 to Wang Po Shu for reimbursement of 
expenses for Fire Station i37 . 

C. Motion to approve payment of up to 
$1,000 d.o Jim Bernstein to spray acrylic 
lacquer sealer on column murals at Sk i 1 led 
Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

D. Motion to approve honorarium of $200 
to Mark McDonnell to develop an art 
proposal for Fire Station ^39. 

E. Motion to authorize payment of $1,300 
to Leonard Hunter for addi tional costs 
incurred in adjusting the Sizz I ing Muni 
Sign for an exterior installation, and for 
photograph ic documentation of 19th Avenue 
Board i ng i s 1 ands const rue t ion process . 

F. Motion to approve recommendation to 
waive art enrichment for handicapped access 
ramp at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

G. Motion to approve final payment on 
Nayland Blake's design development contract 
in the nmuunL of $2195,20. 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural At' fairs to enter into fabrication 



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and installation contract with Nayland 
Blake for an amount up to $6 , 350 . 00 for the 
"Constellation" project for the New Main 
Library . 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
fabrication and installation contract with 
Rocket Science for an amount up to $13,000 
to fabricate brackets and install artwork 
for Nayland Blake's "Constellation" project 
for the New Main Library. 

J. Motion to approve artwork by Larry 
Clark and Ira Watkins for poster series on 
Market Street kiosks. 

K. Motion to approve artwork by Connie 
Hatch to be displayed at Caltrans Transbay 
Terminal as part of the Gerbode Foundation 
/Capp Street project . 

L. Motion to Approve MOCD mural projects 
by Johanna Poethig for Cohen Alley and by 
Jose Mesa Velasquez for Cypress Alley 
sponsored by the Mural Resource Center . 

M. Motion to amend resolution i0306-95- 
170 to correct title for artwork purchased 
by Nick Quijano from "Chupa Quenepas" to 
"Dime Que Quieres . " 

N. Motion to approve Art Commission 
involvement in providing integral artworks 
for the lobby of the Aviation Archive and 
Library and an interactive artwork for the 
exterior of the facility with a budget not 
to exceed $500,000. 

O. Motion to approve Memorandum of 

Understanding as amended between the 
Airport and the Art Commission regarding 
mutual responsibilities between the two 
agencies as it pertains to the Aviation 
A rch i ve L i bra r.v . 

P. Motion to approve payment not to 

exceed $1,000 to Eileen Kopelson for her 
services as a spec writer for the Civic 
center Court House art projects . 

Q. Motion to approve payment not to 

exceed $13 75 to Ron Johnson for his 



services reviewing the spec i fications for 
the Civic Center Court House. 

R. Motion to approve a modi ficat ion to 
the agreement with Fiberstars , decreasing 
total amount by $7,100 for work which will 
now be performed by General Contractor for 
the Promenade Ribbon Project . 

S. Motion to authorize staff to proceed 
with program and budget outlined for new 
Muni Key Stops Project . 

T. Motion to approve a resolution of 
thanks to Cheryl Riley for her contribution 
to the Bayview-Hunter ' s Point neighborhood 
and the children of George Washington 
Carver School . 

3:05 II. Airport 

Susan Pontious, Tonia MacNeil 

A. Presentation of Su-chen Hung ' s 
proposal foi- columns in immigration arrival 
areas . 

Airport Art Steering Committeee 
recommendation: motion to approve and 
authorization to enter into design 
development contract with the artist. 

B. Presentation of revised proposal by 
Kathryn Gustafsori for Concourse G. 
Airport Art Steering Committeee 
recommendation: motion to reject and to 
terminate artist's contract. 

Staff recommendation: Motion to reimburse 
the artist for expenses incurred in 
creating the revised proposal. 

C. Review of model by Keith Sonnier. 
Airport Art Steering Committeee 
recommendation: motion to approve and 
autliorizat ion to enter into design 
development contract with the artist. 

D. Review of proposal by Ik-Joong Kang 
for Concourse A. 

Staff Recommendation: Motion to approve, 
pending approval from the Airport Art 
Steering Committee. 

3:35 III, Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 

A, Report on "City Site" selection and 
proposed projects by Anders Barth and Ian 
Pollock/Janet Silk. 



staff recommendation: Motion to approve 
Selection Panel choices and authorization 
to pay $1,000 artist honorarium and $5,000 
materials budget for each project. 

B. Report on selection process for 
"Framing City Site " fence project and 
pool of panelists to include: Adrienne 
Fuzee, John Kriken, Marilyn Kuksht , Chip 
Sullivan, Michael Willis, Anita Margrill 
and Jaqueline Tripp. 

Staff recommendation: motion to approve 
artist guidelines and panelist pool. 

C. Report on Gallery. 

3:50 IV. Moscone Art Project 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of finalists' materials. 
Staff recommendation: Motion to approve 
Selection Panel's choice of artist to 
design and implement artwork. 

4:05 V. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil, Dennis Tsai, Kent Ford 
Presentation of Jodie Pinto's conceptual 
proposal . 
Staff Recommendation: Motion to approve. 

4:15 VI. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Arthur Gonzalez 
Presentation of artist's revised 
proposal . 
Staff Recommendation: Motion to approve. 

4:25 VII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation of installation of column 

murals and Hilda Shum's wall relief "Games 

of the World. " 

Staff recommendation: Motion to approve. 

4:40 VIII. Cal trans Project at: 5th Street 

Discussion of three proposed Artist 
projects 

4:55 IX. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton, Judge Michael Hanlon, Judge 
Barbara Jones 

Discussion and request for decision 
regarding resolution of conflict for Norie 
Sato and Bill Maxwell's First Floor Clerk's 
Corridor project. 



staff recommendation: Motion to support 
artists' proposal to develop a design 
using marble . 

5:25 X. New Business 

Discussion of auction to benefit 
artists in Kobe, Japan 

5:40 XI. Staff Reports 

A. Collections 

B. Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project 

C. Market Street Art in Transit 

D. Promenade Ribbon Project 

E. Library 

F. Mission District Police Station 

G. Taraval Police Station 
H. Hospital Parking Garage 

5:55 XII. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuatit to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americatis 
xoith Disabilities Act, all City agencies will wake reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. kx:ated on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Acce.ssible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this IcK'ation are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Bases-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact fSSS^SSS^BT^^^ Community Arts and Education Program at 
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Wednesday, -May 17, 

3:00 P.M. 
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Notice: Requests to t,est. ify are accepted by completing an 
information card and (?ivini? it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during tiie appropriate agenda 
i tern . 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT To DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
REC'OMMENDATION TO DKEKR APPiJOVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent, (/alendar 

A. Motion to approve Secession gallery's project 
"Temporary Public Monuments, and to approve Andre 
Kreft's "Pi-oposal for Claude Lane" and Martlia 
Schlitt'e "Proposal for a S.P. Monument" projects 
as part of Secession Gallery's "Temporary Public 
Monuments Exhibit . 

B. Motion to support the "Search Light Project: 
Conversations on the Criminal Justice System," an 
ar t i s t- i n i t i a ted project organized by Richard 
Kamler and Ml? 1 Henderson. 

C. Motion to ajiprove c:on t. i rigency travel budget of 
$8,500 for Albert Paley for the Civic Center Court 
House Project . 

D. Authorization t.o inc;rease cont.ract with Stanley 
Saitowit,/, for c:i)st,s associated with driveway 
repair-, concrete steam cleaning and graffiti 
prot,ection for promenade ribbon on the South 
Embar-c:ade ro for- an amount not. to exceed $50,000, 
and to extend completion date unt.il June 30, 1996. 




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San Francisco 



E. Motiorj to rescind Art ('ommission resolution 
ruimber- #0103-95-2 12 approving conceptual proposal 
and design development of an ar-twork by Kathryn 
Gust, af son for the San Francisco international 
Airport, ('oncourse G. 

F. Mot. ion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter int.o contract with Keith Sonnier 
for preparation of cons t r-uct ion documents for 
artwork at SFIA Concourse G, for an amount not to 
exceed $30,000. 



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G. Motion to rescind Art Commission Resolution 
Number 0207-94-135, which was replaced by Art 
Commission Resolution Number 0501-95-283 regarding 
the Historic and Interpretive Signage Project. 

H. Motion to approve mural proposal by Dennis 
Hanaguchi/Japan Art and Media Workshop sponsored 
by ABC Parking Corporation for the Moscone Center 
Parking Garage. 

3:05 II. Duboce Control Tower/MUNJ Key Stops 
Jill Manton, Larry Fitzgerald, MUNI, 
Hannah Silverman, MUNI 

Discussion of Ai"t l^nrichment for the Duboce 
Control Tower and Key Stops, and authorization to 
proceed with project. 

3:25 III. Fire Station #39 
Susan Pontious 
Approval of glass sample. 

3:30 IV. New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

A. Increase of Alice Aycock's contract up to 
$9,000 for painting of conical stairs. 

B. Motion to»authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into c;ontract with Alice Aycock 
for up to $50,000 Lo fabricate and transport the 
hanging spiral sculpture for the New Main 
Library . 

3:45 V. Civic Design Collection 
Debra Lehane 

A. Discussion and approval to proceed with 
consideration of potential site along Brotherhood 
Way for Bufano statue titled "Peace." 

B. Consideration and possible acceptance of gift 
of paintings to the Civic Art Collection by artist 
Jean Hyson. 

3:55 VI. Muni Metro Turnback Project Construction fence 
murals 

Jill Manton 

Request to provide honorarium of $600 to Rigo '95 
for revisions to mural design at MMTP construction 
fence . 

4:05 VII. Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project 
Eleanor Beaton 
Request for approval of final artist for project. 



4:15 VIII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Report on response by Airport Commission to 
proposals by James Carpenter, Su-Chen Hung, Lewis 
deSoto, Ann Preston and Keith Sonnier. 

B. Approval to enter into contract with Tim Perkis 
for up to $7,000 for consulting services on media 
pro jec ts . 

4:30 IX. Civic Cent-er ('ourt Mouse 

Jill Manton, Judge Michael llanlon. 
Judge Barbara Jones, Ross Drulis Architects 
Discussion and decision for Civic Center Court 
House I'^irst Kloors Clerks' Corridor Project 
proposed by Nori Sato and Bill Maxwell. 



5:00 



X. New Business 



5:15 XI. Staff Reports 



A . Col lee t ions 

B. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

C. Market Street Art in Transit 

D. Promenade Ribbon Project 

E. Library 

F. Mission District Police Station 

G. Hospital Parking Garage 



5:30 XII. Adjournment 



ACCESSIIUUTY INFORMATION 

'Piirsunnl to Ciiy policy nnd the rfquimnenis of the 197.^ Reluibilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City nj^encies will innke rensoiwUle accominoilntioiis to the needs o/f>ersotis 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Comnillicc Meetings or the An Commission will 
be held a( 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby or the building. 

Acccimlble icatlng for persons with disablllilcs. Including those In wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Acccmlble curtislde puldng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Acccitlble MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

X K, L, M, and N Tndan -stopping ai Van Ness and Market, 

onehair block frnm the building. 

9, 26, and 42 nuxei-scrving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center DART, located at the Intersection or Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more InTonnallon on acccssibV: transit, call (4 IS) 923-6142. 

Individual! with severe ■ilergtet, envirunmenial Illness, mulilple chemical tenildviiy or reliled 
ditabllllles should call our acccttiblllty boUloc ai (415)334-8925 to dlicuii meeting icceiilbility. In 
order to aiiiil the city'i efrorii to accommodiie luch people, aiiendeei at public meciingi are reminded 
that other attendee! may be teniidve to various ctiemlcal bated producii. Pieate help die city to 
accommodate ibeie IndiviJuali. ,« 

American sign language inicr]ueiers aiul/or i wiiinJ cnliinccment tyttem will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please cnnisci l.ic Ixriiia in die Coininunliy Ails and Education Program at 
(4t5)2S2-2396 at least 72 liuiirs priur lu incciiiii{. l.sie fc(|uesis wilt he honured if poisible. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
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3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



JUN 1 6 1995 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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SvMfMONvCoNciRTsNotice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 

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who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 

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MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 




3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve artwork by Ruth Morgan for 
poster series for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

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B. Motion to approve artwork by Gretchen Vitamvas 
for poster series for the Market Street Art in 
Transit program. 

C. Motion to approve mural design by Darryll Mar 
for mural sponsored by the Mural Resource Center 
at Ping Yuen Housing Project. 

D. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Fish Tale," 1995, an aluminum sculpture with 
mosaic base, by Hilda Shum, commissioned for the 
S.F. Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Games of the World," 1995, a mixed media relief 
by Hilda Shum, commissioned for the S.F. Mental 
Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

F. Approval to pay honorarium of $50 per 1/2 day 
to Selection Panelists for the Moscone Convention 
Center Public Art Project. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Ron Johnson up to $4,710.00 for 
specification review for the Sunnydale Pump 
Station Art Enrichment. 



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II. General Hospital Parking Garage 
Tonia Macneil 
Ann Chamberlain 

Presentation and request for approval of artist's 
concept and final selection of images for the 
garage project. 
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*Piirsumtl to Chy policy mid Ihe requirnneuii of Ihe 197.) Relmbilllallon Act miti the 1990 Americans 
with DisnbllHles Aci, nil City n^eucin will make rrasoitnlile accommoitnUims to Ihe needs of persons 
With rilsnbllllUs. 

Pull Commission Meetings, and IntUvldiiaJ Coniniliioc Mocllngs of llio Art Commission will 
be held Bl 23 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on dte comer of Oak and Van Ne^s. 
All mecilngs are held In Suite 70. tiascnicm level, and can be accessed by the two main 
clovatori In Iho lobby of (ho building. 

AcccaaibU acatlng for persons wlili disalilllilcs. including those In wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

AcccmlbU curtMid* paridng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Slieel. 

AcccialbU MUNI lines thai serve this location an:: 

J, K, L, M, and N Tr«lai-stopplng aJ Van Ness and Maikei. 

one-half blocli fmni (he building. 

9, 26, and 42 Diuica-serving the area of Van Nejs and Market. 

Civic Center BAKT. locaie<l ai Ihe intersection of Gruve, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Infonnallon on acccsslb^ transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Indlvlduali with severe aiiergiei, envlrunmentii iiineii, multiple chemical seniitlviiy or related 
diiablllllei should call our accciiiblilty boUloc >i (415)334-8923 to diicuii meeting acceiiibility. In 
order to aiiiit the city's efforti to accommodiie lucii peopic. aiicndcei at public mecilngi are reni\lnded 
(hat other atiendeei may be teniiiive to variuut ciicnilcal batcU products. Picaie hcip (he city to 
accommodate these indivlduati. * 

American sign language Inieqiieieis aitil/or a uiund cnliancemeni syilem will tie available upon 
request at meetings. Please cniiiaci l.lc I^nii* in ilie Cuiiimunliy Arts and Bducaltun Program a( 
(413)2S2-2S96 at least 72 liotiis pilur lu inccnng. t.aic ict|ticiis will he iuinured If possible. 



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Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Bill Meyer 
Armando Rascon 
Emily Keeler 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 



The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 



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A. Motion to approve artwork by Ruth Morgan for 
poster series for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

B. Motion to approve artwork by Gretchen Vitamvas 
for poster series for the Market Street Art in 
Transit program. 

C. Motion to approve mural design by Darryll Mar 
for mural sponsored by the Mural Resource 
Center at Ping Yuen Housing Project. 

D. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Fish Tale," 1995, an aluminum sculpture with 
mosaic base, by Hilda Shum, commissioned for 
the S.F. Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Games of the World," 1995, a mixed media 
relief by Hilda Shum, commissioned for the S.F. 
Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

F. Motion to approve payment of honorarium of $50 
per 1/2 day to Selection Panelists Renny 
Pritikin, Jacqueline Clemmens and Linda 
Blumberg for the Moscone Convention Center 
Public Art Project. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Ron Johnson up to $4,710.00 for 



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specification review for the Sunnydale Pump 
Station Art Enrichment. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the Consent Calendar as read. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 



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The Committee made additional suggestions and voted to 
approve the images as shown, with the understanding that 
final choice and configuration of the images has not yet 
been made. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the preliminary 61 images 
presented by Ann Chamberlain for the General 
Hospital Parking Garage Art Walls. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 

III. Ocean Heach Project 

In response to the Committee's concerns about the 
durability of materials at the last Committee meeting, 
Ray Beldner presented a revised proposal for artwork at 
the Ocean Beach Muni terminus. 

He has selected a new material , perforated stainless 
steel, which is reflective, indestructible and can be 
replaced, to form the framework of the five sculptures. 
Lighting will be vandal-resistant, in the ground a few 
feet away from the figures so as to light them from 
below. Articulation of the figures to show detail will be 
done with black epoxy paint sprayed on both sides. 
Photographic images and text will be etched on steel 
plates and attached to the figures at eye-height. 



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Sculptures will be situated on a new path configuration 
which will allow people the opportunity to meander 
through the space . 

Issues which were discussed included the gauge of the 

steel, the effect of the limited dimensions of a sheet of 

steel, and configuring the structural forms to augment 
the design of the figures. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the revised conceptual 

proposal by Ray Beldner for the Ocean Beach 
Project, and authorize a payment to the artist 
of $2500 in start-up costs. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 

V. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported that Blakeway's bid to 
fabricate the hanging sculpture was $66,503 including 
bond. Alice Aycock had agreed to contribute $10,800 of 
her own funds toward the cost of producing the hanging 
sculpture. She reported that the Art Commission would 
contribute $55,703 towards the project, and that this 
would leave the Art Commission with a $9,000 contingency 
fund until the end of the project. She said that both 
she and Jill Manton felt this was adequate, and 
recommended proceeding with the project. The Committee 
agreed by consensus. Ms. Pontious reported that the 
Commission had already approved entering into contract 
for up to $61,000 for the hanging piece at the last 
Commission meeting. 

V. San Francisco International Airport 

A. Susan Pontious reported on the Airport 
Commission response to art proposals by James Carpenter, 
Su-Chen Hung, Lewis deSoto, Ann Preston and Keith 
Sonnier. They approved everything with the exception of 
Su-Chen Hung ' s video project. FIS will not allow live 
video projection into the sterile area. Also, the 
Airport would not allow the "Live from Embarcadero 
Center" on the video as it violates their ban on 
advertising. They also requested changes to Lewis 
deSoto's design. They did not want the arrows indicating 
wind patterns, and would like the continents indicated. 
Susan reported that the artist will have to redesign 
anyway for cost reasons, and is now looking at the 
arrivals lobby as a site. 



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B. Jill Manton requested approval to reimburse herself 
and Susan Pontious for travel expenses to visit and 
inspect the Denver Airport. 

ACTION: Motion to authorize reimbursement of Jill 
Manton and Susan Pontious for airfare and 
travel expenses for the purpose of visiting and 
inspecting the new public art program at the 
Denver Airport and for meeting with the Denver 
Airport staff about the program. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VI. New Muni Project - 700 Pennsylvania Street 
Jill Manton explained that art enrichment for the 700 
Pennsylvania Project was not mandated by law because the 
renovation of the building did not involve changing the 
footprint of the existing building in any way. Based upon 
an expression of community support evidenced at a recent 
meeting, Muni would like to allocate up to a maximum of 
$100,000 to have an artist work on the project. The 
Commissioners agreed to support Muni's recommendation to 
work with Robert Catalusci, the artist previously 
selected for the delayed Woods Facility Project, which is 
similar in scope to the Pennsylvania Street project. The 
Commissioners said that they would not guarantee that 
Robert Catalusci would be awarded the Woods Project 
commission when it finally goes forward. At that time, 
the Commission may choose to select another artist 
through a public competition. 

ACTION: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
preliminary design contract with Robert 
Catalusci for the Woods Facility for a 
total amount not to exceed $15,000. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 



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New DusinesH 



A. Public Art Program Issues 

Commissioners discussed the proposed Ordinance change and 
agreed that language should be added tiiat provided that 
the total art enrichment allocation for each project 
should be not less thart 1% and no greater than 2%. 



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The Commissioners also reviewed topics for inclusion in 
the Public Art Program Fact Sheet being developed by 
staff. 

Staff and Commissioners engaged in a discussion of some 
of the critical issues facing the program and its future 
development. A suggestion was made to seek an allocation 
from the Executive Committee to continue Commission PR 
efforts. Commissioner Meyer suggested that, for example, 
when the Library irii tiat.es their PR campaign for the 
grand opening of the New Main, the Commission migiit work 
on a parallel track to garner positive press for ti»e art 
program. 

B. California Art Preservation Act 

Jill Manton reported that the City Attorney had suggested 
that the Commission consider how they wished to respond 
to the California Art. Preservation Act relative to 
artist's contracts. The (Commissioners stated their 
position that when the art was integrated into the 
building or facilit.y's construction, if due to 
programmatic changes, operational needs or safety, the 
building had to be changed and therefore, the artwork 
destroyed or removed as a consequence of that action, 
then they believed it was appropriate for the Commission 
to request that the art.ists waive their rights for 
protection under tliis law. 

However, the (commissioners felt very strongly that in 
situations where the ait. was not int.egrai to the building 
or structure, it. should he removed or dismantled in 
accordance with the artist's instructions. They firmly 
stated their posit.ion that in these instances, the 
artists' right. s should be protected by law and that our 
contracts must reflect this. 

VITI. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton updated Committee members on the Market 
Street banner project, and plans to process with a new 
series of banners designed by James Lambertus. Three 
other artists - Hideo Yoshida, Caryl Henry, and Richard 
Armstrong - had also been selected to do banner projects. 
Fiinds have been reserved for this next series, howeverf 
fundraising will be required in order to finance future 
banner series. Because future f»inding is uncertain, 
Beaton requested (Committee approval to offer the selected 
artists an alternative opportunity, to each design a 



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poster series for the Market Street kioskst Committee 
members agreed. 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 
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Curator, Public Art Program 



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information card and givitt^ it tu the Cummittee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during ttie appropriate agenda 
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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
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3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve interim payment of $3,395 
to Nayland Blak<e for fabrication of 
"Constellation" for new Main Library. 

B. Motion to decrease contract #2840011 for 
Kathryn Gustafson by $1712.50 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $19,167.50. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay $1,100 to Hanscomb Associates, 
Inc. for services rendered to Kathryn 
Gustafson for artwork design for Concourse Q, 
San Francisco I ntei'nat ional Aii^port. 

D. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with James 
Carpenter Design, Inc. for final design 
development (Phase 1.3) of his sculptural 
light reflectors for the International 
Terminal of SFIA, up to $40,000. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art 
(/ollectlon "('olumn Vistas" #1 - #16, a set of 
16 pigment on canvas murals by Hilda Shum and 
David Gordon, commissioned for the S.F. 
Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

F. Approval for final payment of $8,333.33 to 
Hiilda Shum on Contract #2840012 for the 
fabrication, transportation and installation 
of 16 column murals for the S.F. Mental 
Health Rehabilitation Facility. 



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3:05 II. Promenade Ribbon 
Jill Manton 

A. Discussion of project status 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to make payment to Glass Block 
Designs to "test" repair section of the 
Ribbon at Pier 38, up to $10,000. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to make payment to John Winder as 
technical consultant to resolve existing 
design problems with Promenade Ribbon, up to 
$5000. 

3:35.111. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Discussion 

B. Authorization to proceed with artist 
competition based on previously approved 
guidelines. 

4:00 IV. Sunol Facility 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of possible waiver of additional art 
enrichment for Water Department's Sunol facility 
in lieu of fresco conservation at Sunol Temple. 

4:20 V. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Revised proposal by Ik-Joong Kang 

B. Revised proposal by Vito Acconci 

C. Approval of Karen Tsujimoto and Katherine 
Holland to serve as panelists for selection 
of artists for two-story gate rooms in 
Boarding Areas A and G. 

4:50 VI. Mission Library 

Susan Pontious 

Revised proposal by Emmanuel Montoya 

5:05 VII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of cost increase for design modification 
requested by client for George Gonzalez's "Wu Xing 
Pavilion. " 



5:20 VIII .Discussion of proposed Harvey Milk Memorial 
Mike Hausch, Supervisor Ammiano's office 

5:35 IX. Staff Reports 

A. Sheriff's Facility 

B. Collections 

C. Market Street Art in Transit 

D. Library 

E. Mission District Police Station 

F. Hospital Parking Garage 

G. Gallery 

6:00 X. Adjournment 



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ACCIiSSIIIIUrV INFORMATION 

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All niocllngi are held In Sulio 7M, hucnicni level, aiid can lie acceiiod by Uie iwo main 
elovalitrv In iho lutiby tif iho hullillnf . 

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avaJlahte. 

Acctidblt cMtfMldt puVIng hu lie«n dcilgnaied tin Oak Slreel Iwiwecn Van Neii Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

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one hall liliH.'k fnini the hulldlng. 

f, It, ami 42 llunti-icrvliig ihe area of Van NeJii and Markel. 

CIvIe Cfnitr DAHI*. hH-'aled aJ liie InicnecMiin iif Unive, llydo. and Market Streetl. 

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IndlvlJuaU with icveie •llci|lci. cnvlronmeniil lllneii. niulilpla chemical Mnilllvliy or ralaieJ 
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that other aiiinJcci may b« Mnililva lo viiluui chcmlcil btMd pioducli. Plaaie help Uia cliy lu 
accommodala IheM Indlvldutlt. • 

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PROGRAMS 

Civic A«t Coiuction 

Civic Disicn Rtviiw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

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Gaiiiry 

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WEDNESDAY,- JULY 19, 1995_ 



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SSAN FRANCISCO 



Commissioners Present 
Anne Healy 
Armando Rascon 
Dodie Rosekrans 



Staff Present : 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Toni a Macne i 1 
Rich Newirth 



The meeting was called to order at 3:25 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve interim payment of 

$3,395 to Nayiand Blake for fabrication of 
"Constellation" for new Main Library. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



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B. Motion to decrease contract #2840011 with 
Kathryn Gustafson by up to $1812.50 for a 
total contract amount not to exceed 
$19,500. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to pay $1,100 to Hanscomb 
Associates, Inc. for services rendered to 
Kathryn (Justafson for artwork design for 
Concourse G, San Francisco International 
Ai rport . 

D. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with James Carpenter Design, Inc. for 
final design development (Phase 1.3) of 
his sculptural light reflectors for the 
International Terminal of SFIA, up to 
$40,000. 

E. Motion to uc:cept into the Civic Art 
Collection "Column Vistas" #1 - #16, a set 
of 16 pigment on canvas murals by Hilda 
Shum an<l David Gordon, commissioned for 
the S.F. Mental Health Rehabilitation 
Faci 1 i ty . 

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F. Approval for final payment of $8,333.33 to 
Hilda Shum on Contract #2840012 for the 
fabrication, transportation and 

inu tall at ion of 16 column murals for the 
S.F. Mental Health Rehabilitation 
Faci I i ty . 

G. Approval of mural design by Daniel Galvez 
sponsored by MEDA for the Bartlett Street 
Parking Garage. 

At the request of Jill Manton, the Committee added Item G 
to the consent calendar. 

Motion to add Item G to the consent calendar. 
MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner liosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

At the request of Tonia Macneil, the Committee amended 
Item B. 

The Consent Calendar was approved as amended. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton explained that a series of tests of different 
installation details for the glass blocks have been 
conducted on the North and South Embarcadero. After a 25- 
ton water truck was driven back and forth over the glass 
block, the conclusion was reached to work with a 
combination of neoprene, epoxy mortar and a Dow Corning 
sealant, based upon its ability to withstand extreme 
pressure . 

Manton requested approval to pay Glass Block Designs for 
their work in conducting the tests. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to make payment to Glass Block Designs to "test" 
repair section of t.ho Ribbon at Pier 38, up to 
$3,000, including rental and use of the water truck. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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Jill Manton requested authorization to pay John Winder as 
technical architectural c:onsultant, for additional work 
related to the Ril)l)on Project. Winder has been working 
with the artist team, ('ominission and DPW to resolve many 
design problems over the last several months. He is 
currently developing design solutions to the 
skateboarding problem, a problem which has been very 
destructive to the Ribbon. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to make payment to John Winder as technical 
consultant to resolve existing design problems with 
Promenade Ribbon, up to $5000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton reported on the results of the meeting 
between Commissioner Nakajo, Rich Newirth and Bill Lee. 
Rich Newirth has received a letter from Mr. Lee 
indicating his willingness to move forward with the 
proposed Mid-Embarcadero public art program, with 
oversight from his office. 

The artists currently working on the Embarcadero Ribbon 
and Historical and I nterpi-e t i ve Signage Projects will 
enter into new contiacts to colJabox^ate with the CAO * s 
design team to incorporate the ribbon and signage into 
the design of the Miil-EiiiLjarcadero area. 

New artists will be hired to work with the design team on 
the open-space aieas. The ('AG's office will soon 
publicize the RFQ for the design team, theiefore it is 
appropriate to begin art ist selection as well. Manton 
proposed commissioning two aitists to work with the 
design team to develojj the open-spiic;e ureas. 'I'he ItjLal 
budget for artwork will be $1 million, inclusive of 
adminis ti-at i ve costs. 

The final decision as to the loadway configuration will 
be made by the Board of Supei'visors this fal 1 , at which 
point design work will begin. 

Authorization to proceed with artist competition 
based on previously approved guidelines, and 
approval of Walter Hood, Gary (larrela, Rene Yanez 



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and Katherine Reasoner as potential members of the 
artist selection committee. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport 

Susan Pontious requested that two additional members be 
appointed to the selection panel for the two-story gate 
room art projects. Karen Tsujimoto and Katherine Holland 
have been working for- the past year to evaluate the Art 
Commission's collection at the Airport and can bring 
expertise and in-depth knowledge to the selection 
F>rocess . 

Approval of Karen Tsujimoto and Katherine Holland to 
serve as panelists for selection of artists for two- 
story gate rooms in Boarding Areas A and G. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SK(/ONI): (commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimotjs 

V. Mental Health Facility 

The Project Manager, Phyllis Harding, has requested that 
the columns and corbels of the gazebo designed by George 
Gonzalez be painted so that they are more integrated into 
the palette of the gazebo. Gonzalez has agreed to 
painting the coltimns to match the building and the 
corbels to match the color- of the gazebo roof. 

In addition, Harding wishes to have a table in the gazebo 
so that it can be used for gardening activities. Although 
this is an alteration in the original intent of the 
gazebo, the Commission staff and the artist agreed to 
propose a solution. George Gonzalez proposes to design 
and build a circular table with a transparent top so that 
clients will have a working surface. Susan Pontious 
requested funds to implement the alterations. 

Approval of cost incrrease of up to $5,000 for design 
modification requested by client for George 
Gonzalez's "Wu Xing Pavilion." 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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VI. Harvey Milk Memorial 

The Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution 
requesting that the Art (,'ommission conduct a competition 
to select an artist to design a memorial to Harvey Milk 
to be located at Harvey Milk Plaza at Market Street and 
Castro . 

There was general agreement that this should be handled 
in the same manner as our other pviblic art pro jec ts-wi th 
an emphasis on public participation and open dialogue. 

A budget and source for funding the project have not yet 
been identified. Commissioners agreed that the project 
would be a positive one, and directed staff to meet with 
Mike Hausch of Supervisor- Ammiano's office to discuss the 
process involve in developing public art projects. 

VII. Staff Reports 

A. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton reported that the first visit of R.M. Fischer 
to San Francisco was delayed until after a meeting and 
presentation to the new C'AO, Bill Lee. The initial 
meeting having taken place, Commissioners requested staff 
to move forward with implementing tlie project. 

B. Sheri f f ' s Fac i 1 i ty 

Susan Pontious reported that Conrad Solvig Company will 
do tests and provide a cost estimate to repair the paving 
as much as possible. Time is a factor, because the paving 
is inadequately sealed. 

Other portions of the project have been affected by the 
City's ongoing dispute with the contractor. The grass on 
the plaza has not been maintained, and the heliostats ai-e 
still not working. New photographic screens for the frit 
coating on the glass are cuii'ently being made, because 
the originals wei'e inadvei' tent i y tlirown out by the 
fabricator . 

C. New Main Library 

The Library's logo will be "carved" into the black 
granite slab originally intended for a work by Lothar 
Baumgarten. Susan Pontious has been researching a variety 
of 

application methods, including haiid-c:arv i ng , laser 
cutting and sand-blasting. The least expensive option is 
sand-blasting, which has the advantage of providing 
greater line-width and thus a larger type-face. In 



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addition, the cost savings would enable the Commission to 
hire a grapliic designer to lay out the design. 
Commissioners asked staff to bring samples of the various 
processes to the next meeting. 

D. 911 Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that, she and Jill Manton will be 
meeting with the 911 Center project manager to discuss 
the project this Thursday. The next community meeting 
will take place on Monday, July 24, at 7:00 p.m. Public 
Art will be a topic at that meeting. 

E. Gallery 

Interviews for the new Gallery Director will take place 
on Wednesday the 26tli of July. There will be a gallery 
walk-through on Thursday the 20th. A meeting has been 
scheduled for Thursday tJie 27th between Commissioners and 
Donna Leigh Schumacher, the architect working on the 
project. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss design 
ideas . 



The meeting was adjourne(i at 5:45 p.m. 
Subi<ii/tted: . ^ f\^ 

Tbnia Macneil y ^ 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Couiciion 

Civic Disiun Rivkw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

CuiTURAi Equity Grants 

Gaiury 

POPS Symphony CoNCiRisfsJo t", i C e 

Pumic Art . 



VISUAL ARTS 
Wednesday , 

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COMMITTEE MEETING 
s^ugust 16, 1995"^ 

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3:00 



I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve mural project by Johanna 
Poethig at the Episcopal Sanctuary and 
sponsored by the 509 Cultural Center and the 
Neighborhood Beau ti ficat ion Fund. 



b. Motion to approve addendum to list of authors 
names for Nayland Blake's "Constellation" 
Project for the new Main Library. 

c. Motion to a{jprove delivery and installation 
of sculptural elements of Alice Aycock's 
conical stairway at New Main Library. 

d. Motion to approve an artist honorarium of 
$5,000 to Donna Schumacher, arcliitect, for 
continuing work on the new gallery ci t -101 Van 
Ness . 




e. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to engage in a purchase ordei" for 
$11,678 with Grime Busters to thoroughly 
clean South Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon and 
apply SLXIOO by Proxoco, an antigraffiti 
sealant, if work is not performed through 
existing contriict witJi Stanley Saitowitz. 

3:05 II. Ocean Beach Terminal Project 
Eleanor Beaton 
Discussion of project status 



City and County ofo.orv TTT 
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Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Motion to approve Lewis deSoto's revised Terrazzo 

design for- floor of arrival's lobby of 

International Terminal . 



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3:35. IV. Gallery 

Cheryl Coon 

Motion to approve payment of an artist honorarium 
of up to $8,500.00 for fabrication of the new 
gallery at 401 Van Ness to Peter Harris. 

3:45 V. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 

a. Report on Miriam Simpson Mural, City Hall 
with possible motion to allow removal/ 
destruction of murl . 

b. Report on relocation of Bufano sculpture 
Peace from SFIA. Motion to approve relocation 
of sculpture by Beniamino Bufano Peace from 
entry roadway of SFIA to meadow on north side 
of Brotherhood Way, west of Junipero Serra 
Blvd. 

4:00 VI. Upcoming DiSuvero completion 

Jill Manton 

Motion to approve final sculptural form before 

painting . 

4:10 VII. New Mission Project 
Jill Manton 
Approval of New Project Guidelines 

4:25 VIII. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton 

a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Lewis 
DeSoto for $6r. ,200 for the work he will 
produce for tho Co\irt House Jury Assembly 
Room . 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Ann 
Preston for SG3,400 for the work she will 
fabricate for the 4th floor Family Court 
waiting area. 

4:45 IX. Staff Reports 

a. Sheriff's Facility 

b . Collect ions 

c. Market Street Art in Transit 

d. Library 

e. Mission District Police Station 

f. Hospital Parking Garage 

g. Gallery 



5:30 



Adjournment 



A cciiSsiniLirr ini^)rma tion 

'Ptiminiil In Cily ivlicy niid the rrqnirrrnriil'i of the J97.1 Relinbitilalioii Act niiil Ihe 1990 Americans 
with Itianhilitifs Act, nil L'ity nyrinirs ti>ill make tc\^Si^iu\lile nccoiniiuHlntioiis to the iieals of peisoiis 
with (iisnbilitiff. 

Full Cotninlssloii Meetings, aiwl liidlvhltiMl Coininliiec Mocliiigs o( tlic An Coininlssluii will 
Ix; held al 25 Vwj Nc5S Avcmic. Sail rtantlsa). localcd on llic corner of Oak aiid Vaii Nc5S. 
All mccllngs are held In Siillc 70. hascnicni level, ajid cajj l)c accessed by iJic two main 
clcvaiors in liic lobby of (Itc building. / 

AcceAfltile Heating Tor (>crsons wlili dlsablllMes, Including tliosc In wheelchairs, will t)c 
available. 

Acccntlble curiMlde parking has been dc^lgnaicd on Oak Sineel between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accesilble MUNI llne^ that serve tills location are; 

J, K, L, M, and N Iraltvt-stopplng al Van Ness and Market, 

onc-haif block rn)ni tiie building. 

9, 26, and 42 lla^ci-servlng tljc area «)f Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center DAK r, located al (be litlersecllon oT Gr\)ve, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

Fur mure infonnailun on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuali with severe allergies, cnvironmenial Illness, muliipie chemical sensitivity or related 
dliabllilles should call our ■cccitiblllty boiilne at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
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request al mccllngi. Please contact t.iz I.criiia in the Cuiiuiiuniiy Arts and Hducalion Program at 
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mOCRAMS 

Civic Art Coiuction 

Civic Diiicn Riviiw 

Community Akti 

& Education 

CUITUMI ECUJITY CMNTS 
GAlltRT 

POPS SvMrMONv Concerts 
PuiLic Art 



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VISUM, ARTS COMMITTKK MblKTrNG 
Wednestlay , ^August Hi, 1995 ' 

MINUTES 



"^rrrs or 

-^P 71995 



Commissioners Present 
Emily Kee lei- 
Armando Rascon 
Dill Meyers 



Staff Present: 
liichard Newirth, 

Di rector 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneii 




City and County or 
San Francisco 



The meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m. 
I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural project by Johanna 
Poethig at the Episcopal Sanctuary and sponsored 
by the 509 Cultural Center and the Neighborhood 
Beau ti ficat ion Fund. 

B. Motion to approve addendum to list of 
autliors names for Nayland Blake's 
"Constellation" Project for the new Main 
Library. 

C. Motion to approve delivery and installation 
of sculptural elements of Alice Aycock's 
conical stairway at New Main Library. 

1). Motion to approve an artist honorarium of 
$5,000 to Donna Schumacher, architect, for 
continuing work on the new gallery at 401 Van 
Ness . 



E. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to engage in a purchase order for $11,678 
with Grime Busters to thoroughly clean South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon and apply SLXIOO by 
Proxoc;o, an an t, i graf f i t i sealant, if work is not 
performed through existing contract with Stanley 
Saitowi tz . 

Motion to approve Consent Calendar. 
Commissioner Meyer 
Commissioner Rascon 
Unanimous 



ACTION: 
MOTION: 
SECOND: 
VOTE : 



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I. Art Commissior» Gallery 

In order to complete the improvements to the Art Commission 
Gallery at. City llaLl in time tor its opening in October, 
staf'l" requested that t.he ("ommission pay an honorarium to 
art i s t/c:on t rac t.o f Peter Har-ris to advise and supervise the 
construction worlt. In addition t.o advising, Mr. Harris will 
assiMiie t,h(^ construction 1 iahi 1 i ty and obtain permits and 
approvals. Stall" requested t.hfit an honorarium of $8,500 be 
approved I'or tliis work. 




ACTION: Motion to approve payment of an artist honorarium 
of up to $8,500.00 to Peter Harris, for 
administration and fabrication of improvements 
for the Art Commission Gallery at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue . 

MOTION: Commissioner KeeJer 

SK(X)NI): ('omm i ss i oner Uascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

II . Col lections 

A. Miriam Simpson MuiaL 
Debra hehane explained that the Aft Commission has studied 
the feasibility of remo\'ing and saving a mural by local WPA 
artist Miriam Simpson, whit:h is located in the Assessor's 
office of City Hall. 

City Hall is undergoing seismic reinforcement and i-epair. 
currer>t seismic upgrade plans c:al I for removing the mural 
and the hollow-clay tile behirui it and replacing with 
concrete blocks. 

Tony Irons, of the Bureau of Architecture, and Filric 
Elsesser-, of Fore I 1 / E I sesse r Engineers, reported that a 
conse r-va tor has tested mar\y diffei-er>t options for I'emoval, 
however" none have been su(t;ess f u I . While it. might be 
possible lu remcjvi; the surf/ici* on the other si<ie at the 
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Preservnt ion i s t, s (Jo not want removed. Even removing the 
Jimestone would be probJ eiiiat ic , as the process of 
strengthening the wall 1 roin that side is likely to severely 
damage the mural . 

The options are t.o try to remove the mural, with the 
understanding that it might not be succeslul, or to allow 
it to be desti'oyed. Stall' requested that an attempt be made 
to remove t-he mural . 



ACTION 



MOTION 
SROONl) 
VOTK : 



Motion to ap[)rovo {A\o documentation and attempted 
removal, or subsequent demolition, should the 
removal I fail, of the Miriam Simpson mural in the 
Assessor's OCCico in (' i ty Hall, 
('omm I ss i one r Mt»ye?r 
(!omm i ss i oru? r Rascon 
Urian i iiious 



B. Relocation o I" Peace, by Ben i ami no Bui'fnno. 

Debra Lehane I'eported that the sculpture Peace by Beniamino 
Rufano will be relocated from the entry roadway of the San 
Fi'ancisco 1 n tei'na t i onal Airport to a meadow on the north 
side of Brotherhood Way, west of .lunipero Serra Blvd. 

III. DiSuvero Gal-oway Sc"ulpture 

Mark DiSuvero lias completed work on the sculptur-e for South 
Reach Park at the Embarcadero. Eleanor Beaton showed a 
video tape of the sculpture at the artist's studio, and 
Sandra Franchina, his riM'^eserj ta t i ve , answered questions. 
Staff recpiested that tlif ('ommilt.oo approve the final form 
of the sculpture as seen on the video tape, and authorize 
its installation, vvliich is scheduled for early in 
September . 



ACTION 



MOTION 
SECOND 
VOTE: 



Mot, ion to approve final sc:ulptural form of Mark 

DiSuvero 's Gateway sculpture, and authorize the 

installation of the sc:ulpture at South Beach 

Park. 

Commissioner Itascon 

Commissioner Meyer 

Unan i mens 



IV. New Public: Art Project - Jose Coronado Playground and 
Recreation (>enter 

The i-enovation oi' t,he Jose Coionndo Playground and 
Recreation (Center has generated n small art enrichment 
allocation, and the Rec: relation and Parks Department has 
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neighborhood youth Lo creat,e art lor tJie sit.e. Jill Manton 
\\a.s met with deparLinen t iH^M-esent.at. i ves , and anticipates 
tliat additional t'liiuis wil I l)e available, pertiaps tliroiigti 
the use of arch i tec: I vu-a I materials, such as wall tile, 
lighting fixtures, tencin^ and seating, which would be 
designed by the' artist, and paid for through the 
architectural l^udget . Stall retjuested that the Committee 
apptHjve the guide I ines as presented so that work might 
liegin on the project t . 

ACTION: Motion to approve guidel ines for a new public: art 
l>rojt;ct- at the Mission Playground, and 
authorization tcj begin artist recruitment. 

MOTION: (/omm i ss i one r Meyer 

SK(X)Nl): (Commissioner Itascon 

VOTF'J: Driariimous 

V. (/ivic: (/enter Coui-t House 

Staff i-equested that the i omm it tee approve two contracts 
for fabrication of public; art for the C'ivic Center (Jourt 
House. The contracts cover all fal)rication costs for art 
work by Lewis DeSoto and Ann Preston. 

ACTION: Motion to author'ize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into contract with Lewis DeSoto 
for $66,200 for the work he wil J produce for the 
(/ourt House Jury Assembly Room. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keel or 

SK(/ONI): ('omm i ss i oner Kascon 

VOTK: Urianimous 



A('T10N: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into t:ontract with Ann Preston 
for $()3,'100 for the work she wil I fabricate for 
the '1th floor I'^imily (>ourt waiting area. 

MOTION: Commi ssi orjer Rasc:on 

SECOND: Commissioner Mc»yer 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VT. San Franc; isc:o International Airport 

Eleanor Beaton presented Lewis deSoto's revised i:)roposal 
for design of terazzo paving in the International Terminal. 
Rather than attempt to create a design for the flocjr of the 
66,000 scj . ft. l)epart,ures Lobby, Lewis i>roposes to create a 
work for- the smaller- ( 1 k! , 600 si| . ft.), "Meeters and 
Cjreeters" Lobl)y . The concept of a global projection nuip 
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however ther-o will he several changes as suggested by the 
Airport Commission. The roiitinents will be indicated, and 
the arrows iiulicat irig the d i rec t. i on of the currents will be 
eliminated, hj-onze disc;s repi-esf^r» t. i ng each I n ter^na t i onai 
Airport will be i n I a i li in the Cloor, and the entire design 
will t)e workeil out in a i ange of l)lue tones. 



ACTION 



MOTION: 
SILICON I); 
VOTE : 



Mot i tin to apprnvt* Lewis (JeSoto's r-ev i sed 
(iesign of t.er/i/.zo paving for the floor of the 
Arrivals hobby of t.he International Terminal, 
(/omm i Ks i oner Meyer 
('oiiim i ss i oner Itascon 
Unan i niouK 



VII. Ot;ean He/ich Tc«rmin/il Project 

Kleanoi" Meal on leporled that Ray Heldner- had completed a 
lull -scale moc:k-up of one of the sculptures for the Ocean 
Beach Terminal, and had installed it on-site. He will also 
create a 1/2 scale protolype, in or"der to perfect the 
fabrication process. He is current ly working on the 
text/photo jilates which will be in the center' of each 
sculpture. Beaton presented copies of the design of several 
of the plates, which are still in process. 

VTTI. Muni Key Stops Project 

Eleanor Beaton reported that she had put together a pool of 
panelists for the Muni Key Stops Project and will request 
that the Commission approve the list at the next regular 
meeting. The panel will inc:lude two outside parielists and a 
representative of the cliertt agency. Potential pnelists 
include Ahilio Bailiff, Susan hiebovitz Steinman, David 
1 7,u , Yo 1 anda hopez , Higo '95, ami Laurie Lazer. 

IX. (Jener/il Hospital Parking (Jarago 

Tonia Macneil pr-esented 20 of the images which Aim 
Chamber- lain has selected for the Hospital Parking Garage 
Hvt pr-ojecf. , as well as the text \>/hich will accompany them. 
There wil 1 be a total of M images, 6 of which will be part 
of the signage system, one per floor, as an identifying 
image. The Committee expressed its approval for- the work 
and appreciation for the ar-tist's overall cor^cept. 



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^r. n^ ^^^ REVISED AGENDA qpn 1 o iqqc 

j 70» 7S VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING OtK 1 lyyo 

Wednesday, ^September 20, 1995^ SAN FRANCISCO 

^^ 25 VAN NESS AV^UE, Suite 70 ^^^^'^ LIBRARY 

/J ivjg^) Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 

^ information card and giving it to the CoHunittee Secretary, 

^Jr^o/fiH^ who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 

/ ^ --^ item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Approval of Raymond Saunders as a juror for the Airport 
Gateroom Walls Project. 

b. Approval of final payment to Art-in-Construction for 
installation of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall at the new 
Library. 

c. Approval to deliver cone and fan wall for Alice Aycock 
conical stairs for installation by the contractor. 

d. Authorization to pay Robert Catalusci the sum of $5,000 
out of the $15,000 preliminary design fee approved by 
the Art Commission for start-up design and research 
costs previous to the certification of his contract for 
the 700 Pennsylvania Street project. 

3:05 II. New Art Enrichment 

Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Authorization to work with the artist team of Ray 

Patlan and Eduardo Pineda to develop and execute 

the art enrichment concept for the Jose Coronado 

Playground for a total fee of $4,000. 

3:20 III Sunnydale Puap Station 

Jill Manton 

Final review of Sunnydale Pump Station Art 

Enrichment "Endangered Garden." 

3:30 IV. Muni Key Stops 

Eleanor Beaton 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 



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3:40 V. Airport 

1. a. Approval of conceptual design by Vito Acconci. 

b. Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into design development contract with Vito 
Acconci for proposal for transfer corridor of 
International Airport, up to $35 000. 

c. Approval of payment for travel and per diem for 
Vito Acconci and assistant to San Francisco. 

2. Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into contract with James Carpenter Design for 
Construction Documents Phase 2.1 for sculptural light 
reflectors up to $40,000. 

3. a. Review of final design by Keith Sonnier for 

Concourse G, sterile corridor. 

b. Review of proposal development by Ann Preston for 
Concourse A. 

c. Appointment of Art Commission liaison for Gateroon 
Wall Selection Panel, 

4* Tonia Macneil/Keith Sonnier 

a. Presentation of final proposal and design 
development documents. 

b. Request for approval of the proposed art work and 
authorization to enter into contract with the 
artist for implementation of the project, up to 
$40,000. 

5:00 VI. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil/Ann Chamberlain 

Presentation and request for approval of text and 
final images for the signage at the Hospital 
Parking Garage. 

5:10 VII. Update on Promenade Ribbon Project 
Jill Manton 

a. construction 

b. repairs 

c. skateboarding 

5:30 VIII. Historic Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to modify contract with Michael 
Manwaring to award a construction administration 
fee of $30,000 (includes retroactive payment for 
South Embarcadero, payment for North Embarcadero 
and King Street segments). 

5:45 IX. Fire Station #34 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of proposed art program for Fire Station 
#34 



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5:55 X. New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

a. Review of sandblast sample from StoneAge for 
external granite panel 

b. Project update 

6:10 XI. Sheriff's Facility 
Susan Pontious 
Project update 

6:20 XII. PortsBouth Square Tot Lot 
Eleanor Beaton/Mary Fuller 
Approval of final design for bench wall 

6:40 XI I I. Ocean Beach 

Eleanor Beaton 
Project update 

6:50 XIV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery update 

b. Motion to approve the design of lightpost 
banner to be placed outside the War Memorial 
Building gallery space on Van Ness. 

7:05 XV. Discussion of New Project poBBibillt.y 

Muni Metro Underground Stations 
Jill Manton 

7:15 XVI. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 

f. Library 

7 : 30 .XVII . Adjournment 



SEP- 18- 1995 12:03 FROM S F PRT COMMISSION TO 95574475 P. 05 



ACCESSiB!UTY tN FORMATION 

'Pursuant to City polic}f and the ref^uiremmts of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 19S0 Americans 
tmlh Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and iodivittud Comiiilciee Meetings of the An Coinmission will 
be Udd 3t 25 Van Ness Avenue. Sai Francisco, located on the comer of OHn and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible MMtli^ for pe»ons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Avv«iwiiM« cttiuKioe punuiiK u.«> uacu ucbij(iutt:u uu \jmt. AUVCt UdWOClt v«n S^Vtm Avenue SIU 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, Mt moA N Tndm-stopping H Van Ness and Market. 

one^^r block horn the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located s the intersection of Gfovc. Hyde, and Msket Streets. 

¥cx matt infomitfion on accessible transit, call (41S) 923-6142. 

Inctividuals witb severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical seosilivity or related 
disabilities sbould call our accessibllify faetiiee ct (41S)5S4'892S to diKTUss meeting cccessibility. In 
order to assiM tbe city's efforts to accommodate sucb people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that otber attendees may be sensitive to various cbetnical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement ^stem will be available upon 
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(415)232-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests wilt be honored if possible. 



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Community Arts 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday , September 20, 1995 



^ MINUTES 



Commissioners Present 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Emily Keeler 
Bill Meyer 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Rupert Jenkins 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Rich Newirth 




The meeting was called to order at 3:07 p.m. 

I . Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of Raymond Saunders as a juror for the 
Airport Gateroom Walls Project. 

B. Approval of final payment to Art-in-Construction 
for installation of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall at 
the new Library. 

C. Approval to deliver cone and fan wall for Alice 
Aycock conical stairs for installation by the 
contractor. 

D. Authorization to pay Robert Catalusci the sum of 
$5,000 out of the $15,000 preliminary design fee 
approved by the Art Commission for start-up design 
and research costs previous to the certification 
of his contract for the 700 Pennsylvania Street 
project . 

ACTION: The consent calendar was approved as read. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton and landscape architect Jeff Brown presented the 
final construction drawings for Patricia Johansen's 
"Endangered Garden" . The project will finally go out to bid 
after 8 years of work. Several changes have been made in the 
design to accommodate budget, design and maintenance needs. 



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1. The landscaping will be irrigated, rather than 
hand-watered . 

2. The plants proposed for the site will be 
propagated from local stock or selected from an 
artist-approved list so as to preserve the gene 
pool of the native plants in the area. 

3. The surface of the snake will be pigmented 
concrete rather than asphalt. 

4. The raised tail has been re-located and modified 
to accommodate a maintenance hatch not shown on 
previous DPW drawings. 

The construction will be monitored by a DPW field engineer, 
by Jeff Brown, and by the artist, who will review and 
approve the project at key points. 

ACTION: Approval of the construction documents for 
"Endangered Garden" and authorization to go out to bid on 
the project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Portsmouth Square Tot Lot 

The Portsmouth Square Tot Lot is being expanded, and the 
original artist on the project, Mary Fuller, has been 
contracted to provide additional artwork and to repair the 
existing works at the site. 

The new work will consist of two lions at the entrance to 
the play area, (this portion of the project has already been 
approved), an extension of the serpent wall originally 
created by her in 1983 and 12 new wood and concrete benches 
to be located along the wall. The concrete footings of the 
benches will be carved with the 12 Chinese signs of the 
zodiak, in both line drawing and Chinese characters. 

Eleanor Beaton requested that the Committee approve the 
final design for the bench wall as presented by Mary Fuller 
for the Portsmouth Square Tot Lot. 



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ACTION: Approval of the final design for the bench wall as 
designed by Mary Fuller for the Portsmouth Square Tot Lot. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport 

A. Vito Acconci - Conceptual Design, International 

Terminal 
Vito Acconci has been working closely with the architects to 
develop a new proposal for artwork in the International 
Terminal. The project will be located in one of the transfer 
corridors on the second floor. All arriving passengers 
transferring to domestic flights will pass through this 
area. 

The corridor, located on the arrivals level, is next to the 
outer glass wall of the terminal, and will be visible to 
traffic leaving the airport. 

The inside wall of the glassed-in corridor will contain 
phone booths, automatic teller machines and other amenities 
as a stopping point between flights. Acconci proposes to re- 
design the architecture so that portions of the walls will 
slide up onto the ceiling to reveal alcoves in which the 
amenities and seating will be located. The edges of the 
architectural slices will be lined with light, which will 
provide the foot-candles for the corridor. 

If it is feasible financially and technically, the opening 

provided by the moved walls will allow a view into the 

innards of the building. The concept might also be extended 

to allow the 'mobile' walls to penetrate the glass exterior 
wall so that they protrude into the open air. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the project would only be 
interesting if the interior of the building could be seen, 
but that fire safety would be a major challenge in 
implementing that portion of the concept. 

ACTION: Approval of the conceptual design for art work by 
Vito Acconci in the transfer corridor of the New 
International Terminal. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Ayes: Healy, Rosecrans, Keeler, Rascon 
Nay: Meyer The motion carried. 



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ACTION: Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into design development contract with Vito Acconci for 
proposal for transfer corridor of International Airport, up 
to $50,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 

SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

ACTION: Approval of payment for travel and per diem for 
Vito Acconci and assistant to San Francisco, not to exceed 
$5,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

B . James Carpenter - Final Design, International Terminal 
James Carpenter presented the final design of the four 
winged-forms which will be located in the central skylights 
of the new International Terminal. Each form is 165 ft. long 
and 25 ft. wide. During the day, the forms will modulate 
light coming into the space, creating an edge of colored 
light, a corona pattern projected onto the floor of the 
terminal. At night, the forms will reflect the interior 
light back into the space, so that they will be wedges of 
light against the dark sky beyond. 

ACTION: Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with James Carpenter Design for 
Construction Documents Phase 2.1 for sculptural light 
reflectors for an amount not to exceed $40,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

C . Ann Preston - Design Development, Concourse A 

Ann Preston presented materials and color samples for the 
proposed blue light dome for the sterile corridor at 
Concourse A. The diameter of the dome is 15 ft. It will be 
formed of thousands of translucent tetrahedrons stacked in a 
repeated pattern, and lit from behind through a blue filter. 

In addition, Preston proposes to design a surface for four 
alcoves in the corridor, using a pattern of organic forms. 
If it is financially feasible, she plans to design rosettes 
in the floor below the dome and between the moving walkways, 
which would echo the design of the dome and walls. 



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ACTION: Approval of conceptual design by Ann Preston for 
the sterile corridor of Concourse A at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

D. Keith Sonnier - Final Design, Concourse G 
Keith Sonnier presented the final design and materials for 
the lighting piece to be located in the sterile corridor of 
Concourse G. The design is the same as presented and 
approved previously. The central fixture has been designed 
so that yellow light will project onto the ceiling and white 
light will project down to the moving walkways. Red or blue 
neon will be housed inside each of the 36 beams which span 
the corridor at 52' intervals. The effect will be of a 
glowing yellow ceiling and bars of color reflecting off of 
the walls and floors as one moves through the space. The 
neon will be backed by a ribbed architectural material with 
a metallic surface to provide a structural rationale for the 
light. 

The Committee viewed the materials proposed by the 
architects for the walls and ceiling of the sterile corridor 
and commented that they appear to be different from those 
originally discussed by the architects, and possibly less 
effective in supporting the artist's intentions for the 
space . 

ACTION: Approval of the final design of artwork by Keith 
Sonnier for the sterile corridor of Concourse G, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ACTION: Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for implementation 
of the artist's design for Concourse G, in an amount not to 
exceed $50,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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ACTION: Recommendation to the architects that they 
reconsider the floor and wall materials in the sterile 
corridor of Concourse G in light of the artist's needs in 
order to maximize the effectiveness of the light within the 
space . 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 

SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Art Commission Gallery 

Director Rupert Jenkins presented a report on the status of 
various gallery projects. The last permits have been 
received, so that work can finally begin on the renovation 
of the new space at 401 Van Ness. The gallery is now 
projected to open in early December, with an opening show by 
Techne , a group of artists using technology. Exhibitions by 
artists previously approved the Art Commission will be 
calendered for the upcoming year. 

"Camp" , a City Site installation by artists Janet Silk and 
Ian pollock, will open October 7. Concurrent with that 
project will be a slide installation in the window at 155 
Grove Street, presented in conjunction with Open Studios, 
and a presentation of the Coalition for Freedom of 
Expression 1990 Time Capsule contents. 

The Fence Project has been reactivated. The selection of an 
artist is expected to take place in the Spring of 1996. 

Jenkins informed the Committee that he will place a motion 
on the Art Commission agenda to approve a payment of 
$3,265.23 to the architects for costs associated with the 
design of the new gallery space. The Committee will 
recommend approval of the motion at the Commission meeting. 

A permanent banner to announce the gallery will be installed 
on the lamp post at the corner of Van Ness and McAllister 
Streets, by the War Memorial Building. Jenkins presented 
three banner designs for consideration. The Committee 
favored concept #1 and asked that the designers submit 
several options for color and type face and orientation of 
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ACTION: Approval of concept #1 for a banner design for the 
Art Commission gallery and request for the designers to 
provide options for color, typeface and orientation for 
further review. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. Hospital Parking Garage 

The final images and text to be incorporated into the 
signage in the new Hospital Parking Garage were presented 
for Committee review and approval . 

ACTION: Approval of images and text by Ann Chamberlain to 
be incorporated into the Hospital Garage Signage System. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil reported that the funding for art enrichment 
at the Jose Coronado Playground would not be $20,000 as 
expected, but rather a total of $4,000. Although attempts 
will be made to raise additional funds, and the Recreation 
Department has agreed to pay for materials for art workshops 
with area youth, $4,000 is not enough to cover a 
competition, administration, and artist's fees and expenses. 
Therefore, she requested that the original guidelines for a 
public art project at the Jose Coronado Playground be 
modified, to directly commission Ray Patlan and Eduardo 
Pineda to develop and execute art for the site. 

The artists had already been working voluntarily with the 
architects and the community in developing an art concept, 
therefore they would be a logical choice. The artists are 
considering the feasibility of working with such a small 
budget, and staff is working with the Recreation Department 
and the artists to locate additional funds. It is hoped that 
materials will be donated and that a total of $10,000 can be 
set aside for fees and expenses. 

ACTION: Approval to commission Eduardo Pineda and Ray 
Patlan to design and implement art work for the Jose 
Coronado Playground, for a total of fees and expenses up to 
$10,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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VIII. Muni Key Stops 

The Selection Panel for the Muni Key Stops project 
recommends four candidates and two alternates to produce 
designs for the Muni stops. There are currently 15 disabled- 
accessible stops scheduled for construction on the J,K,L,M, 
and N lines. Eleanor Beaton presented slides of the artists, 
who are Tirso Gonzalez, Barry McGee, Larry Sultan and Josef a 
Vaughan. The alternates are Jonathan Parker, and the team of 
Jon Rubin and Harrell Fletcher. 

ACTION: Approval of the Selection Panel recommendation of 
Tirso Gonzalez, Barry McGee, Larry Sultan and Josef a Vaughan 
and alternates Jonathan Parker, and the team of Jon Rubin 
and Harrell Fletcher to design art for the Muni Key Stops, 
and authorization to pay each artist an honorarium of $2,500 
for their design. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IX. Embarcadero Ribbon and Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Projects 

Jill Manton reported that the glass block is being installed 
in the north section of the Embarcadero. The work is going 
very well. The installation technique is the one recommended 
by Dow Coming's representative. 

Skateboarding is still a problem on both the North and South 
Embarcadero. The effects of the skateboards are now showing 
up on the North as well as the South. Manton is working with 
the artists to look at options to deter skateboards and will 
return with her findings after prototypes have been tested. 

Manton requested an increase in the contract for Michael 
Manwaring to reimburse him for additional design, 
construction and administration work on the South 
Embarcadero, as well as on the North and King Street 
segments . 

ACTION: Authorization to modify the contract with Michael 
Manwaring to award a construction administration fee of 
$30,000, covering retroactive payment for the South 
Embarcadero and payment of the North Embarcadero and King 
Street segments, to be paid out of the ISTEA grant. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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X. Fire Station #34 

The renovation of Fire Station #34, at the intersection of 
Geary Boulevard, Point Lobos and 41st Avenue, will generate 
$15,000 in art enrichment funds. $12,000 will be available 
for art work. Susan Pontious requested approval of 
guidelines for the new public art project, designating a 
wall to be built around an exterior generator as the 
location of art work. 

ACTION: Motion to approve guidelines for public art 
project at Fire Station #34, and authorization to begin the 
artist selection process. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

XI. Main Library 

Susan Pontious requested approval of the use of sandblasting 
to etch the City's logo into the black granite wall on the 
Hyde Street facade of the new Main Library. 

Commissioners requested the opportunity to visit the library 
during construction, and asked for slides of the 
installations in progress. 

There will also be a tour of the new Main Library prior to 
the October Visual Arts Committee meeting, on October 18 at 
2:00. 

ACTION: Approval of the use of sandblasting to etch the 
City's logo into the black granite wall on the Hyde Street 
facade of the new Main Library. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

XII. Ocean Beach 

Eleanor Beaton advised Commissioners that Ray Beldner is in 
the final stages of producing a 1/2-scale prototype for the 
Ocean Beach sculptures, which will be available for viewing 
at the artist's studio. Beaton will schedule a date and will 
notify commissioners in advance, so that they may see the 
prototype. This will be the final approval prior to 
fabrication of the full-scale sculptures. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. 

Submitted by T/hia^Macneil , Curator, Public Art Program 



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AGENDA 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE JIEETING 
Wednesday , ^October 18, 1995"> 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



OCT 1 6 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC UanAAY 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 



IStrcet Artists LicfNSis 
SuiTi 70 
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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent (/alendar 

a. Motion to approve Art Explosion mural designed by 
Peter Collins and sponsored by the Mural Resource 
Center . 

b. Motion to approve John Muir School mural designed 
by Caia Weld and st)onsored by the Mural Resource 
Center . 




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c. Motion to approve art.work by Johanna Poethig for 
postei- series on (Jannett kiosks. 

d. Motiori Lo a|)i)iove mural for Potrero Hill Terrace 
Housirkg by artists Shannon Mtjri'is aini sponsvJieil b>' 
thie PoLroio Hill Ne i giiljo rhuud House. 

e. Motion to api>rove up t.o $5,000 to Ray Beldner foi- 
pho tograi^h i c produc.-t. ion foi* t.he Ocean Beach Art 
Projec L . 

f. Approval of final payment to Art in Cons t luc L i on 
for completion of Haiiii 1 ton/('hamber- 1 a i ii wall. 

g. Appx'oval of final payment to James Cari>en Lei- 
Design Assoc i a I, i on t\)V the coiuplet.ion of design 
development, for I ti I e rna t i ona 1 Terminal. 

h. Motii)n t.o ai)i»rovit text of phol.o conipcnienl o I' Ray 

Beldner's arLwoik fi>r Ocean Beac;h terminal. 

3:05 II. The di Suvero Sculpture 
Jill Mant.on 

a. Motion to authorize t.lie l)irec:tor of ('ullurtil 

Af fails to make final payment to Mark di Suveio 
for installation of his sculpture in South Beach 
Park and completion of all his con I. rac t.ua 1 
obligaLions Lo t.lie Ail (Commission. 

b. Re[»oil. on ded i ♦.:a t, i on ii;remony resi.lietlu 1 e«l ii.tr 

Avi. Sim II :M Va " I !■ a i-'' / , . i ) c X ') 1 I ti ■ iii IIS _' S J J S ') iw I I ^ J ^ .' 2>')5 



3:25 III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a, Presentftt, ion of designs for gallery street banner 
to be placed at 401 Van Ness Ave. 

b. Review and request for approval of artist 
proposals for upcoming exhibitions. 



3:45 IV. Main Library 
Debra Lehane 

Bill Hayes/Library Foundation 

Final design approval of mural design by Evans & 
Brown for the Gay/Lesbian Reading Room in the new 
Main Library. 

4:00 V. Barbary Coast Trail 
Debra Lehane 
Daniel Bacon 
Presentation of concept for discussion. 

4:10 VI. Conservatory of Flowers 
Jill Manton 

Approval of the Art Commission's cosponsorship of 
a temporary installation of the glass 'art of Dale 
Chihuly in the lily pond at the Conservatory of 
Flowers in Golden Gate Park. 

4:20 VII. Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton 

Report on results of Promenade Ribbon anti- 
skateboarding measures. 

4:30 VIII. 911 Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Report on current status of project. 

Discussion and possible action to increase public 

art allocation due to increase in cost of building 

construe t ion . 

4:40 IX. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into an agreement with Su-Chen-Hung for 
up to $30,000 for design development of glass 
"welcome" panels for immigration area of new 
International Terminal. 

b. Conceptual approval of artwork by Ik-Joong Kang 
for International Terminal. Authorization to 
increase conceptual design contract by up to 
$10,000 for the production of samples and 
prototypes . 

c. Concourse Walls: discussion of selection panel. 



5:10 X, Hospital Parking Garage 
Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of final 
text and images. 

5:20 XI. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Report on status of art enrichment for Sunnydale 

Pump Station. 

5:30 XII. New Art Enrichment: Halladie Plaza 

Presentation of proposed public art program. 



5:40 XIII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 



6:00 XIV. Adjournment 



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Tranklln Slicel. 

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J, K, I., M, and N TrHliw-stoppIng at Von Ness and Market, 

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MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

^■QCT. 18, 19 95,^ 



OCT 3 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Emily Keeler 

STAFF PRESENT: 

Richard Newirth 
Nancy Gonchar 
Eleanor Beaton 
Rupert Jenkins 



Armando Rascon (after item #3) 
Dodie Rosekrans 



Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



I. Consent Calendar 

Eleanor Beaton requested that item #d on the agenda 
(approval of mural for Potrero Hill Terrace Housing) be 
removed. 

Motion : Motion to approve the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

a. Motion to approve Art Explosion mural designed by 
Peter Collins and sponsored by the Mural Resource 
Center . 

b. Motion to approve John Muir School mural designed 
by Cara Weld and sponsored by the Mural Resource 
Center . 



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c. Motion to approve artwork by Johanna Poethig for 
poster series on Gannett kiosks. 

d. Motion to approve up to $5,000 to Ray Beldner for 
photographic production for the Ocean Beach Art 
Project . 

e. Approval of final payment to Art in Construction 
for completion of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall. 

f. Approval of final payment to James Carpenter 
Design Association for the completion of design 
development for International Terminal. 

g. Motion to approve text of photo component of Ray 
Beldner 's artwork for Ocean Beach terminal. 

Moved : Rosekrans/Kee.l er 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



Vote: Unanimous 



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TI. di Suvero Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported that the installation of Mark di 
Siivero's sculpture was now complete and that the dedication 
would be Dec. 2, 1995. She also shared a letter she had 
received from the Harbor Master saying how much he liked the 
sculpture . 

Motion; Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to make final payment to Mark di Suvero for 

installation of his sculpture in South Beach Park and 

completion of all his contractual obligations to the 

Art Commission. 

Moved ; Rosekrans/Keeler 

Vote ; Unanimous 

Motion ; Motion to accept into the Civic Art 
Collection the sculpture by Mark di Suvero located at 
South Beach Park on the Embarcadero. 
Moved : Healy/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

III. Gallery 

A. Banner Design 

Rupert Jenkins presented color mock-ups of the 
banner design for the gallery. The committee selected the 
yellow and green color combination. The design of the 
banner featured a vertical color division with Gallery 
written sideways on the right side of the banner. 

Motion ; Motion to approve the banner design for Art 

Commission Gallery. 

Moved : Rosekrans/Healy 

Vote ; Unanimous 

B. Gallery Opening 

Jenkins reported that the opening of the gallery 
will be delayed do to unexpected construction problems. The 
new opening date will be Jan. 11, 1996. 

C. Exhibition Additions 

Jenkins requested making several additions to the 
exhibition schedule. He proposed adding the following to 
the exhibition schedule: 

James Gouldthorpe to an exhibition with Young Kim 
Feb. 16 - March 23, 1996 



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F I . (1 i Suvoro Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported that the 
Siivero's sculpture 
would 



installation of Mark di 



jjii Nancon repor^ea tnaL i.ne insi^aixai. ion oi MarK ai 
Suvero's sculpture was now complete and that the dedication 
would be Dec. 2, 1995. She also shared a letter she had 
received from the Harbor Master saying how much he liked th 
sculpture . 



Motion : 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 



Affairs to make final payment to Mark di Suvero for 

installation of his sculpture in South Beach Park and 

completion of all his contractual obligations to the 

Art Comm i ss ion . 

Moved ; Rosekrans/Koel e r 

Vote : Unanimous 

Motion: Motion to accept into the Civic Art 
Collection the sculpture by Mark di Suvero located at 
South Beach Park on tlie Embarcadero. 
Moved: Heal y/Keeler 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Gallery 

A. Banner Design 

Rupert Jenkins presented color mock-ups of the 
banner design for the gallery. The committee selected the 
yellow and green color combination. The design of the 
banner featured a vertical color division with Gallery 
written sideways on the rigF)t side of the banner. 



Motion 



Motion to approve the banner design for Art 



Commission (7 a 1 1 e r y . 

Moved : Rosekrans/Healy 

Vote : Unanimous 

B. Gallery Opening 

Jenkins reported that the opening of the gallery 
wil] be delayed do to unexpected construction problems. The 
new opening date will be Jan. 11, 1996. 

C. Exhibition Additions 

Jenkins requested making several additions to the 
exhibition schedule. He proposed adding the following to 
t lie pxliibition schedule: 

James Gouldthorpe to an exhibition with Young Kim 
Feb. 16 - March 23, 19 96 



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"SoundCulture 96" for March 29 - April 13, 1996 

Margaret Kilgallen to the show with Andrea Brewster and 
Victor Mario Zaballa, April 19 - May 25, 1996 

Motion: Approval of the additions of James 
Gouldthorpe, Margaret Kilgallen and SoundCulture 96 to 
the 1996 gallery exhibition calendar. 
Moved : Rascon/Rosekrans 
Vote : Unanimous 

IV. New Main Library: Gay/Lesbian Reading Room Mural 

Debra Lehane provided the Committee with some 
background information on the mural proposed by the 
team of Evans and Brown for the Gay/Lesbian Reading 
Room. The artists are donating their services, and the 
cost of the fabrication and installation of the mural 
is being supported by the Library Foundation. When 
completed, the mural will be a gift to the City. 
Lehane reported to the Commissioners that they had 
previously given conceptual approval to the design. 
Bill Hayes from the Library Foundation presented the 
final mural design. 

The circular mural has the working title "Into the 
Light" and depicts gays and lesbians through history 
constructing a staircase leading up into a light sky. 
Names of famous gays and lesbians are being chiseled 
into the wall of the staircase. 

The painting will be in monochromatic brown tones, 
painted on silver leaf. Lehane added that the silver 
leaf is actually aluminium, and so will not tarnish. 
Slie also re?i)orted that, she has been working with the 
artists to select, an adhesive that will allow t lie inurttl 
t:o be removed if Lhat. is ever necessary. 

Motion ; Approval of final design of l:he mural by 
Evans and Brown for the Gay/Lesbian Reading Roum of the 
new Main Library. 
Moved : Ilea 1 y /Hasc;(jn 
Vote : Unanimous 

V. Sponsorship of InsLailatiun by Dale Chihiiiy at. the 
Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. 

Jill Manton reported t.luit glass artist Dale Ch i lui I y had 
approached the Rec^real ion and Parks Depai- tiiien t iit»out 
doing a tempoiary installation in the lily pond in the 



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Cousp t\ n t o ty of I*" I owo ts at (lolden (lato I'ark. 'I'he Dept. 
fi (' I'arks and KfMfoat ioti fcjri t.ac I otl Maul on and Ka icl iL 
would bo rinicli f^asio?" Tor- Chihiily to got approval if the 
pr-ojec-t was s|)onsoTfM| by the Art Comni i ss i on . 



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approve all art, installations on City 
id for- by (-ity funds. Sponsorship would 
p further by act.ually taking a proposed 
rt Commission auspices. She suggested 
si on may want to consider this from time 
r for c-ert,ain worthy art ist sponsored 

to go forward more easily. She said 
bo sju^aking to the ("ity Att.orney 
oga 1 implications to such s{>onsorsh ip , 

to the Committee. Commissioner Healy 
s would be an appropriate role for the 
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VII. Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton reported that they had tested several anti- 
skateboarding approaches to the Promenade Ribbon. The 
first was a series of flat edge bolts on the edges, but 
that didn't work because of damage to the concrete 
during installation. The second was the addition of a 
3" bullnose stainless steel band on all exposed edges, 
but that looked too clunky. The next thing they would 
try was a 1 1/2" band. 

VIII. Airport 

A. Su-Chen Hung Design Development Contract 
Motion : Motion to approve the Director of 
Cultural Affairs entering into an agreement with 
Su-Shen Hung for up to $30,000 design development 
of the glass "welcome" panels for the immigration 
area of the new International Terminal. 

Moved ; Rascon/Rosekrans 
Vote ; Unanimous 

B. Ik-Joong Kang 

Susan Pontious reported that a site had now been 
identified for Ik-Joong Kang. This is one or both of the 
curved walls that are just before you enter either Boarding 
Area A or G. The walls are each 12' x 90'. Pontious 
reported that both the artist and architects wanted to do 
both waJls with a 3' x 3" tile, but that this may be too 
expensive. She said that she did not think the artist, would 
really know what it cost him to produce the tiles unt i 1 he 
did a quantity. As part of design development, he would 
produce not only various mock-ups of potential tile 
installation patterns, but would produce enough of a 
quant i ty to be able t,o accurately i)redict his production 
cost . 

Motion : Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into an agreement with Ik-Joong Kang for up to 
$10,000 for design development costs for his proposal 
for one or both of the curved walls in the new 
International Terminal. 
Moved : Rosekrans/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

C. Gateroom Selection Process 

Siisan Pontious reported that at the last meeting, 
the Committ.ee had decided to hold two selection panel 
meetings for the gaterooms, one for eacli boarding area so 



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that t)oth Commissioners Meyers and Rascon could serve as 
panel liaison. Hovvfever, on further reflection, Pontious had 
come to the conclusion that it would be better to have one 
selection panel so that the collection of artworks for the 
gaterooms could he considered as a whole. She said that the 
gateroom artworks would really be a curated selection, and 
so the panel would want the opportunity to consider all the 
artists and be able t,o "mix and match" to get the most 
coherent collection. 

The Committee agreed with the concept of having one 
select, ion panel for both boarding areas. Commissioner Healy 
appointed Commissioner Rascon as the Selection Panel 
1 i a i s o n . 

IX. 911 Building 

Tonia Macneil reported that the 911 building had not 
gone forward due to various technical problems and problems 
with the neighborhood. As a result, the budget for the 
building had increased to $22 million. Originally, the 
building was going to generate $120,000 in art enrichment, 
and the Art Commission had already approved projects by two 
artists, Cheryl Riley and Clifford Rainey, for that budget. 
The charge from the Chief Administrative Officer to the 
Commission was to develop an art program that was tied to 
the community. Macneil reported that with 1% of the new 
budget ($220,000), we would be able to provide a substantial 
community program. 

Macneil reported that the project was going back to the 
Board of Supervisors to approve the increase in the building 
cost, and she proposed a recommendation from the Commission 
to increase the budget to $220,000. 

Motion : Approval to request the Board of Supervisors 
to increase the art enrichment budget for the 911 
Building from $120,000 to 1 % of the new building 
construction budget, or $220,000. 
Moved : Rosekrans/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

X. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that while the Commission had 
already approved Ann Chamberlain's images for the Hospital 
Parking Garage, they had not seen t-he images with the text. 
She had planned to present the images with the text today, 
but artist's assistant was unable to deliver them. She said 



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she would ask for approval under Committee reports at the 
full Commission meeting. 

XI. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that the Patricia Johanson's 
"snake" was supposed to have gone out to bid, but that the 
project was pulled at the last minute by DPW because DPW 
wanted to acquaint the new ('AO with the project. Manton 
prepared a case history of the project, and informed the 
Deputy Director that the Commission strongly supported this 
project and won lei fight for it if necessary. 

XII. Staff Reports 

A. Ocean Beach 

Eleanor Beaton showed photographs of the prototype 
of one of Ray Beldner's sculptures for Ocean Beach. Tiie 
location of the signage was discussed. Commissioner Healy 
thought the sign was too higii. Beaton was advised to make 
sure positioning of the signage complied with handicap 
access. 

B. Sculpture by Elaine Badgely Arnoux 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Elaine Badgely Arnoux 
was trying to identify a location and funding to permanently 
install her shopping cart caravan sculpture. She reported 
that the artist would like the Commission to pass a 
resolution supporting her efforts. The consensus of t lie 
Committee was that tFiey would be unwilling to do this. 

C. Mission Police Station 

Tonia Macneil reported tiiat to comply with ADA, 
the stories that are part of Gary Dwyei's ai'twoik would be 
produr;ed in 18 pt . type and put in a notebook that won I li l)e 
available at the front desk. Signage on the wall would 
alert- wheelc;iiair iisets that this was tivailal)lo. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Motion to approve the following ('onsent (^iilendiir items: 

a. Motion t,o approve Ar-t, Explosion mural designed l)y 
Peter Collins and si)onsorod by the Muitil IU>sourc-e 
Center. 

b. Motion to approve John Muir School mural designed 
by Cara Weld and si^onsored by the Mural Resource 
(venter. 



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c. Motion to approve artwork by Johanna Poethig for 
poster series on Gannett kiosks. 

d. Motion to approve up to $5,000 to Ray Beldner for 
photographic production for the Ocean Beach Art 
Pro jec 1 . 

e. Approval of final payment to Art in Construction 
for completion of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall. 

f . Approval of final payment to James Carpenter 
Design Association for the completion of design 
development for International Terminal. 

g. Motion t.o approve text of f)hoto component of Ray 
Beldner 's artwork for Ocean Beach terminal. 

Moved : Rosekrans/Keeler 
Vote: Unanimous 



2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
make final payment to Mark di Suvero for installation 
of his sculpture in South Beach Park and completion of 
all his contractual obligations to the Art Commission. 
Moved : Rosekrans/Keeler 

Vote : Unanimous 

3. Motion to accept into the Ci\ic Art Collection the 
sculpture by Mark di Suvero located at South Beach Park 
on the Embarcadero. 

Moved : Healy/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve the banner design for Art Commission 
Gallery . 

Moved : Rosekrans/Mealy 
Vote : Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve the additions of James Gouldthorpe, 
Margaret Kilgallen and SoundCulture 96 to the 1996 
gallery exhibition calendar. 

Moved : Rascon/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 



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6. Approval of final design of the mural by Evans and 
Brown for the Gay/Lesbian Reading Room of the new Main 
Library . 

Moved ; Healy/Rascon 
Vote ; Unanimous 

7. Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs 
entering into an agreement with Su-Shen Hung for up to 
$30,000 design development of the glass "welcome" 
panels for the immigration area of the new 
International Terminal. 

Moved ; Rascon/Rosekrans 
Vote : Unanimous 

8. Approval for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into an agreement with Ik-Joong Kang for up to $10,000 
for design development costs for his proposal for one 
or both of the curved walls in the new International 
Terminal . 

Moved ; Rosekrans/Rascon 
Vote ; " Unanimous 

9. Approval to request to request the Board of Supervisors 
to increase in art enrichment budget for the 911 
Building from $120,000 to 1 % of the new building 
construction budget, or $220,000. 

Moved : Rosekrans/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Susan Pontious 
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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve Cheryl Riley for service as a 
selection panelist for Fire Station #34 and approval to 
pay her an honorarium of $100 per day or $50 per 1/2 
day . 

b. Motion to approve mural for Potrero Hill Terrace 
Housing by artist Shannon Morris and sponsored by the 
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. 

c. Approval of honorarium of $5,000 to R. M. Fischer for 
proposal start-up costs for the Moscone Convention 
Center Public Art Project. 

d. Approval of increase of $600 in contract #2820015A with 
Scott Donahue for art work at the Taraval Police 
Station to reimburse for unplanned ai^chi tec tura 1 design 
changes and extension of liability insurance. 

e. Approval of iiu:rease of $5,700 in contract #2810015 
with Cheryl Riley for artwork at tlie Bayview Police 
Station to cover cost increases due to project delay 
and requested design changes. 

3:05 II. Gallery 

Rupe r t. Jenk i ns 

a. Update 

b. Exhibit ion Proposals 

c. Nominees for Advisory Boaid and City Site panel 



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3:45 IV 



Hallidie Plaza New Art Enrichment 

Eleanor Beaton 

Presentation of proposed public art 



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Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Man ton 

Motion to authorize the modification of existing 
agreement with Fiberstars for an amount not to 
exceed $15,000 for repair of the glass block 
installation ir» the South Embarcadero Promenade 
Ribbon . 
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3:55 V. Water Department Projects 
Tonia Macneil, Ed Stewart 

a. Request to allocate $5,500 of current Art 
Enrichment funds from Milbrae Project to purchase 
artist's proofs of photographs of the San 
Francisco Watershed. 

b. Report on current status of projects by artist 
Jody Pinto. Possible request for Commission action 
on artist's fee request and definition of 

scope of work. 

4:15 VI. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 

Status Report 

4:25 VII. 911 Center 

Tonia Macne i 1 

Report on project status and request for revision 

of previous Art ('ommission Resolution. 

4:35 VI II. Jose Coronado Playground 
Ton ia Macne i 1 

Report on artist's proposal and request to approve 
increase in art enrichment allocation to cover 
project expenses. 

4:45 IX. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Moscone Convention Center 

f . Sheriff's Facility 

g. Hospital Parking Garage 
h. Ocean Beach 

i . Key Stops 

j . Library 

k. Bayview Police Station 

5:15 XI. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursiiant to City policy and the requirements of the 197i Rehabilitation Act and tfie 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Mcciings, and individual Conimiiicc Mcclings ol ihc Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, k>caied on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basemeni level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchaii^s, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuiiiside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-slopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block Imm the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Gmve, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-f)142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, eiiviroiuiicntal illness, nuiliiple clienileal sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hutlinc at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based prodticts. Plea.se help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interi)reiers and/or a sound enhancement system will be available ui>on 
request at meetings. Please contact Li/ Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program ai 
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25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



DEC 1 5 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
completing an information card and giving it to the 
Coromittee Secretary, who will schedule testimony during 
the appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL . 



3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

1. Motion to formally deaccession the following items from 
the San Francisco International Airport Public Art 
Collection: 

a. 1977.36 Lenore Chinn, Los Indios de Mexico^ 1977, 
acrylic on canvas, 49 x 72-3/4 " 

b. 1977.36 Arthur Carraway, Va.isisi Ancestral 
Spirit, 

1977, oil and mixed media on canvas, 50-3/4 x 49 " 

c. 1980.5 Judith Linhares, Turkey, 1978, oil on 
canvas, 

72 X 68 " 

d. 1979.41 Freda Koblick, Night Sky, 1980-81, 
acrylic and 

stainless steel, two parts, approximately 180* 
tall 

e. 1979.41 Richard Mayhew, Seneca, no date, oil on 
canvas, 49 x 49 " 

2. Motion to enter into agreement with the art auction 
house of Butterfield and Butterfield for sell of 
deaccessioned works. 




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San f rancisco 



Motion to approve final contract payment in the amount 
of $4,000 to Dale Kronkright, Objects Conservator for 
work completed on monuments in Portsmouth Square. 

Motion to approve mural design by Jan Cook and 
sponsored by Precita Eyes for the Thurgood Marshall 
Academic High School. 

Motion to approve artwork for poster project by Domingo 
Nuno for the Market Street kiosks. 

Motion to approve final payment of $3531 to Ray Beldner 
for contract #POAR96000018 for the Ocean Beach Terminal 
Project, contingent upon final inspection and approval 
of fabricated sculptures. 



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7. Motion to approve final payment of $755 to Nayland 
Blake for contract CT2840023 contingent upon inspection 
and approval of installation of "Constellation" at the 
New Main Library. 

8. Motion to approve final payment of $1071 to Rocket 
Science for Contract #POAR96000022 for installation of 
Nayland Blake's artwork at the New Main Library » 
contingent upon final inspection and approval of the 
installation. 

9. Motion to approve artwork by Susan Schwartzenberg for 
"Market Street Tour Journal." 

10. Motion to increase Vicki Scuri*8 contract by up to 
$6000 for refinishing of floor paving for Sheriff's 
Facility. 

11. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of $1000 to 
the firm of Keller and Mitchell for their additional 
services in coordinating Seyed Alavi's art concept for 
the Richmond Recreation Center. 

12. Motion to approve increase in contract with FSSA/Mural 
Resource Center for MMTP Construction Fence Murals by 
up to $4,000 to reimburse for increased insurance 
expenses due to project delay. 

13. Motion to pay Peter Chang an honorarium of $500 for the 
design of the DeCaux posters. 

3:05 II. Collections 
Debra Lehane 

1. Motion to approve the relocation of the sculpture by 
Benianimo Bufano titled Peace from the central roadway 
at San Francisco International Airport to a meadow on 
the north side of Brotherhood Way near Junipero Serra, 
across from the Calvary Armenian Church. 

2. Motion to enter into contract for the amount of $50,000 
with Atthowe Fine Arts for services concerning the 
relocation of the sculpture Peace for project 
management, engineering specifications for Footings and 
Footings Construction, and site demolition in regards 
to the sculpture's relocation to Brotherhood Way* 

3. Motion to enter into contract for the amount of $50,000 
with Sheedy Drayage Company for services concerning the 
removal, transportation and reinstallation of the 
sculpture by Beniamino Bufano titled Peace from SFIA to 
Brotherhood Way. 

3;35 III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Progress Report 



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3:45 IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

1. Approval of Gronk, Mildred Howard • the team of Larry 
Sultan and Mike Mandel, Paul Kos, Enrique Chagoya, 
Lorna Simpson, the team of Juana Alicia and Emmanuel 
Montoya, Viola Frey, Rupert Garciat John Roloff and 
Nori Sato as semif inalists for the Airport concourse 
walls, and approval to pay each an honorarium of $1,000 
to develop a site proposal. 

2. Motion to approve Rigo, Squeak Carnwath, Kent Roberts, 
Al Held and Oliver Jackson as alternates for the 
concourse walls should any of the finalists drop out. 

3. Project Updates 

a. Discussion by James Carpenter of recent cost 
estimates and impact 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with James 
Carpenter Design Associates for $40,000 for 
Construction Documents Phase 2.2. 

c. Motion to approve final payment for construction 
documents phase 2.1. 

4. S.O.M. fee proposals 

4:15 V. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 
Status Report 

4:25 VI. Fire Station «34 
Susan Pontious 

1. Motion to approve Selection Committee's recommendation 
for artist to be commissioned for Fire Station #34, and 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement for $11,000 to design, 
fabricate and install the artwork. 

4:30 VII. Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton 

1. Report on progress of Promenade Ribbon Repairs and 
Skateboarding Mitigation Measures 

2. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
approve an additional $2500 for further tests to be 
conducted by Keva Construction to modify existing 
ribbon sculpture* 



4:45 VIII. Art Commission Selection Procedure 
Jill Manton 

1 . Discussion 

2. Motion to authorize establishment of a policy 
consistent with regulations of Human Rights Commission 
which will allow artists to be selected on the basis of 
a "Short List" for contracts under $10,000. 



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3. Discuf^sion on award of siroultmipous lind/or oonsecutive 
conmissions. 

5:00 IX • M9 scout* Convention Center Art Eurir-.haent 

Tonia Macneil 

Profx-etiN Report followinK artist 'n first doeign 

visit 

G;05 X. Nid-Eabarcadero Arl. ists CoBp«txtion 

Jill Mnnton 

Sclisitoiion of Ouwniission reooinmend«tiout» for 

candiiJMtes 

5:16 XI. Mlllhrae Water Focilitr 
Tonia Hacneil 

Projfct Statue and request Tor approval of deaiffn 
dcvelop«ent cunrract: scope an budfCet 

5:25 XII. Taraval Politic Station 
Tnnla Macneil 

Review of photos and completed art work hy Arthur 
Gonzales an request fur cownent and possible 
action 

5:35 XlII.HospiLtil Parking Uorage 

Tonia Macneil 

Request Tor ConMiiBeion liaison tu review and 

approve full-scale aionk-up of art panel 

5:40 XTV. Staff Kcports 

at Cul lections 

b. Market Stretft. Art in Tranait 

c. Mission District Police Statlrtn 

d. Taraval Pol ire Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Pioject Murala 
t. Library 

f. Gallery 

h. I9th AveiiuK plat forme 

i. 911 Center 

j. Bnyview Poli«:e Station 

k. SPTA Concourec C 

1. Kirc Station #4A 

6:00 XV. Adjournaont 



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ACCESSIHII.ITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City fxtliiy atul t>if rft\uwmeut> oj ilw }H/\ KelMbihuium Ait aiut tht: i99t) AiiwriiMts 
tvitli DcMbilititi Act. all City a^otdes wtU uiak^ ioimuuiIiU imomiiuhUtti^my to tite tuvih of fkr$im> 
with tlisnbilititi. 

Full Coninii^siDn Mccilngs. iitxt irulivulnul (\»iiiiiiiucc Mcciing:; ui (he Aii Ci)iiiiuiv\uni will 
he held at 25 Van Ness Avcmio. San Francisco. IiK'aicit on ilic c\tmcr ot Oak. unil Vuii Ness. 
Ail meetings arc held in Siiiic 70, hascnicni icvcl, anil can be accessed hy ihc iwo main 
eievaiors in the lohhy of die builtling. 

Accessible scutlng Uv persons with disabilities, inclwling ilhtse in witeclcliaini. will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside paritlng has been designated on Oak Siicei between Van Ness Avenue and 
FranKlin Street. 

Accessible MUNI tines that serve (his location are: 

J, K, I^ M, and N Tralm-Mopping at Van Ness and Maricei. 

one-halt bliK'k ihim the building. 

9, 26, Mid 42 Buses- serving the urea oi Van Ness and Market. 

civic Center BAKT. kKated at the imersiectton ot'Gnive. Hyde, and Market Stiveis. 

For more infomtation on accessible transit, call (415) 92.^-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental tllni:kt. multiple cliemtciil sentitiviiy or rclalcil 
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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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ULTURAL Equity Grants 

Gallery 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Minutes to ^Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
'^ Wednesday, JD ec. 20, 1995 > 

Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Emily Keeler 
Bill Meyers 
Dodie Rosekrans 



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staff Present: 

Eleanor Beaton 
Nancy Gonchar 
Rupert Jenkins 
Debra Lehane 



Michele Liapes 
Jill Manton 
Richard Newirth 
Susan Pontious 



I. Consent Calendar 

Eleanor Beaton requested removal of item #9 ( 
approval of artwork by Susan Schwartzenberg for 
Market Street Tour Journal) for consideration at a 
later date, and item #5, approval of poster 
artwork by Domingo Nuno for Market Street kiosks 
for discussion. 



Motion; Approval of following Consent Calendar 
items as amended: 

1. Motion to formally deaccession the following 
items from the San Francisco International Airport 
Public Art Collection: 

a. 1977.36 Lenore Chinn, Los Indios de Mexico^ 
1977, acrylic on canvas, 49 x 72-3/4 " 

b. 1977.35 Arthur Carraway, Vaisisi Ancestral 
Spirit, 1977, oil and mixed media on canvas, 
50-3/4 X 49 " 

c. 1980.5 Judith Linhares, Turkey, 1978, oil on 
canvas, 72 x 68 " 

d. 1979.41 Freda Koblick, Night Sky, 1980-81, 
acrylic and stainless steel, two parts, 
approximately 180' tall 

e. 1979.41 Richard Mayhew, Seneca, no date, oil 
on canvas, 49 x 49 " 




2. Motion to enter into agreement with the art 
auction house of Butterfield and Butterf ield 
for sale of deaccessioned works. 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



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3. Motion to approve final contract payment in 
the amount of $4,000 to Dale Kronkright, 
Objects Conservator for work completed on 
monuments in Portsmouth Square. 

4. Motion to approve mural design by Jan Cook and 
sponsored by Precita Eyes for the Thurgood 
Marshall Academic High School. 

5. Motion to approve final payment of $3531 to 
Ray Beldner for contract #POAR96000018 for the 
Ocean Beach Terminal Project, contingent upon 
final inspection and approval of fabricated 
sculptures. 

6. Motion to approve final payment of $755 to 
Nayland Blake for contract CT2840023 
contingent upon inspection and approval of 
installation of "Constellation" at the New 
Main Library. 

7. Motion to approve final payment of $1071 to 
Rocket Science for Contract #POAR96000022 for 
installation of Nayland Blake's artwork at the 
New Main Library, contingent upon final 
inspection and approval of the installation. 



8. Motion to increase Vicki Scuri ' s contract by 
up to $6000 for re-finishing of floor paving 
for Sheriff's Facility. 

9. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of 
$1000 to the firm of Keller and Mitchell for 
their additional services in coordinating 
Seyed Alavi's art concept for the Richmond 
Recreation Center. 

10. Motion to approve increase in contract with 
FSSA/Mural Resource Center for MMTP 
Construction Fence Murals by up to $4,000 to 
reimburse for increased insurance expenses due 
to project delay. 

11. Motion to pay Peter Chang an honorarium of 
$500 for the design of the DeCaux posters. 

Moved; Keeler/Meyers 



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Vote : Unanimous 

II. Collections 

A. Relocation of Benianimo Bufano sculpture, 
; Peace, to Brotherhood Way. 

1. Motion : Approval of the relocation of 
the sculpture by Benianimo Bufano titled 
Peace from the central roadway at San 
Francisco International Airport to a 
meadow on the north side of Brotherhood 
Way near Junipero Serra, across from the 
Calvary Armenian Church. 

Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

2. Motion : Approval for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
for the amount of $50,000 with Atthowe 
Fine Arts for services concerning the 
relocation of the sculpture Peace for 
project management, engineering 
specifications for Footings and Footings 
Construction, and site demolition in 
regards to the sculpture's relocation to 
Brotherhood Way. 

Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote ; Unanimous 

3. Motion : Approval for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 

:- for the amount of $50,000 with Sheedy 

Drayage Company for services concerning 
the removal, transportation and 
reinstallation of the sculpture by 
Beniamino Bufano titled Peace from SFIA 
to Brotherhood Way. 
Moved : Meyers/Rosekrans 
Vote : Unanimous 

III., Gallery 

i Rupert Jenkins gave a progress report on the 

. ( renovation of the gallery. He reported all was 

going well except for a minor electrical problem. 

The recessed lights as a unit are not UL approved, 

. i^ ' although each of the components are. The solution 

• cj o i is to take a fixture down, and for a fee of $15 we 

.; ,', ^^.'T can get it UL inspected and approved. 



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IV. Airport 

A. Concourse Wall Selection 

Susan Pontious reported that the a selection 
panel, composed of Kathy Holland, Karen 
Tsujimoto, Armando Rascon, and Raymond 
Saunders had met and selected finalists and 
- alternates for the 9 concourse walls. 

1. Motion; Motion to approve Gronk, Mildred 
Howard, the team of Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel , Paul Kos, Enrique Chagoya, Lorna 
Simpson, the team of Juana Alicia and 
Emmanuel Montoya, Viola Frey, Rupert 
Garcia, John Roloff and Nori Sato as 
semif inalists for the Airport concourse 
walls, and approval to pay each an 
honorarium of $1,000 to develop a site 
proposal. 

Moved: Meyers/Keeler 
Vote ; Unanimous 

2. Motion : Motion to approve Rigo, Squeak 
Carnwath, Kent Roberts, Al Held and 
Oliver Jackson as alternates for the 
"• concourse walls should any of the 
finalists drop out. 
Moved: Meyers/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. James Carpenter Proposal 

Susan Pontious reported that latest cost 
' "' estimates for fabrication and installation of 
James Carpenter's sculptural light reflectors 
have come in at approximately $1.4 million, 
' which, with design fees brings the cost of the 
project to approximately $1.8 million, or 
approximately $600,000 over the previous 
approved budget. The artist is investigating 
a number of options for reducing the cost, 
including simplifying the connections and 
reducing the size of the structural members. 
A big factor in the cost is installation. The 
artist is getting alternative bids for this 
work. 

1. Motion : Motion to authorize the Director 
' ' of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 

agreement with James Carpenter Design 
Associates for $40,000 for Construction 



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Documents for sculptural light reflectors 
for SFIA phase 2.2. 
Moved : Meyers/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

2. Motion : Motion to approve final payment 
to James Carpenter Design Associates for 
construction documents for sculptural 
light reflectors for SFIA phase 2.1. 
Moved : Keeler/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

C. Architectural Fee Proposals 

Susan Pontious reported that the joint venture 
architects for the International Terminal have 
made fee proposals for their work in design 
and construction administration on the 
artists' proposals. Our consultant, Ron 
Johnson, has advised that architectural fees 
should be between 7 1/2% - 10% of the 
construction cost. Fees proposed for Su-Chen 
Hung ' s proposal ($35,000) and for Lewis 
deSoto's proposal ($60,000) are within this 
range. The architects have agreed to re- 
submit their fee proposal for James Carpenter 
and Pontious has requested that the fee 
proposal for Vito Acconci ($122,000) be 
reconsidered once the scope of work for that 
project has been more refined. 

Motion : motion to approve joint venture 
architects Skidmore Owings &. Merrill, DelCampo 
and Maru , and Michael Willis &. Associates fee 
proposals of $35,000 and $60,100 for design 
development, construction documents and 
construction administration for SFIA art 
enrichment projects by Su-Chen Hung and Lewis 
deSoto , respectively. 
Moved : Meyers/Rosekrans 
Vote : Unanimous 

V. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that the Sunnydale Pump 
Station project is at last out to bid. 

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VI. Fire Station #34 

Michele Liapes reported that the selection panel, 
Tony Leung, Susan Pontious, and Cherly Riley met to 



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review proposals from the finalists. Chief Lynch 
from the Fire Department was unable to attend. She 
reported that the panel had not consensus on a 
proposal to recommend to the Art Commission. 
Instead, the panel recommended that the artists be 
given the panel comments regarding their proposals, 
and asked to reconsider their designs. Liapes 
presented the artists proposals to the committee. 

Anders Barth had proposed a Phoenix, the 
mythological bird on the City seal, to be executed 
in terra cotta relief. The committee felt the 
image was too literal and static, and would also 
like to see a sample of a section of the design in 
the proposed material. 

Teresa Camozzi proposed interviewing firemen and 
victims that the fire department had helped, and 
collecting "artifacts" from their experiences and 
casting them in resin bricks that would be 
incorporated in the wall. She would also 
incorporate brick patterns present in the historic 
firehouse in the wall. The committee expressed 
concern that this work would not have enough 
visibility in the site as the traffic is primarily 
vehicular. Commissioner Healy also expressed 
concern regarding the durability of the proposed 
material. 

Rigo proposed a mural consisting of an antique 
fireman's hat and SFFD #34 in large white letters. 
The committee expressed concern that the image was 
not appropriate for that site, and was 
underdeveloped. The artist also needs to submit a 
budget, as well details on the feasibility of 
cutting the bricks to accomodate the concrete 
relief on which he proposes to paint. 

The committee concurred with the selection panel's 
recommendation that the artists be asked to 
reconsider their designs in light of the panel's 
comments. Commissioner Healy also made the comment 
that all of the artists need to be more accurate in 
their representation of the color of the bricks 
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VII. Promenade Ribbon 

1 . Report on progress of Ribbon Promenade Repairs 
and Skateboard mitigation efforts. 
Jill Manton reported that three different 
tests have been conducted to date in an effort 
to find a permanent, durable, and affordable 
solution to the damage incurred by the Ribbon 
as a consequence of skateboarding use. None 
of them have been satisfactory. 

She informed the Commissioners that some of 
the methods to be tested will still alow for 
skateboarders to use the ribbon and some of 
the methods to be tested will serve as a 
dterent. The Committee was affirmed their 
commitment to finding a solution. 

Jill Manton also reported that the artists are 
investigating the possibility of staining the 
Ribbon black. That way, the chipped edges 
could be touched up on an as need basis. 

The Committee was warey of this idea, and 
thought it needed a great deal more thought 
and research. 
2. 

Motion : motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to approve an additional 

$2500 for further tests to be conducted by 

Keva Construction to modify existing ribbon 

sculpture . 

Moved : Meyers/Keeler 

Vote ; Unanimous 

VIII. Modification of Art Commission Selection 
Procedures 

A. Proposed Modification of Selection Process for 
Commissions under $10,000 

Jill Manton requested that in the interest in 
reducing administrative costs for small 
projects, that staff be allowed to develop a 
short list from known qualified candidates, 
rather than having to incur the costs of 
publically advertising and holding a selection 
panel. In developing such short lists, staff 
would be careful in include qualified women 
and minority candidates. 



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Motion : Motion to authorize establishment of a 
policy consistent with regulations of Human 
Rights Commission which will allow artists to 
be selected on the basis of a short list for 
contracts under $10,000. 
Moved: Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. Discussion of Policy Regarding the Award of 
Simultaneous or Consecutive Artist 
Commissions. 

Jill Manton asked for a review of our current 
policy that prohibits artists from getting 
simultaneous or consecutive commissions within 
a five year period. Currently, artists are 
only prohibited if the commission exceeds 
$50,000. She pointed out that a number of 
artists have received 3 or 4 consecutive or 
simultaneous small commissions, and she was 
concerned that it may appear that the Art 
,~ i Commission is not seeking new artists. 

Discussion ensued on this issue. Commissioner 
Keeler felt that if the artist was clearly the 
best person for the job, then they should not 
be excluded from consideration, even if they 
__ had had previous commissions. Others felt 
that if artists knew they would be excluded 
from the more prestigious commissions if they 
were previously awarded a small commission, 
then qualified artists would be less likely to 
apply for these small commissions. 

It was finally the concensus that the 
guidelines should be left as they are, but 
that jurors should be instructed to consider 
whether or not an artist's work is already 
represented in the City's collection as a 
factor in their decision. Staff should also 
consider whether or not the current lid of 
$50,000 is too low. 

IX. Moscone Convention Center Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton reported that R.M. Fisher had been in 
town and had met with community groups to present 
his work to an unanimously positive reception. The 
artist also reviewed the site to identify possible 



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locations for his artwork, and he is considering 
siting his artwork on the existing architecture. 
This is because the light poles will not take much 
weight, there is virtually no sidewalk space 
available, and the footings for a sculpture would 
be problematic given the fact that the Moscone 
Convention Center roof lies just under the 
sidewalk. 

X. Mid-Embarcadero Artists Competition 

Jill Manton reported that she is trying to identify 
candidates for the mid-Embarcadero . She reported 
that the budget is $900,000 for two artists, with 
initial design fee of $15,000 each. The mid- 
Embarcadero design team currently consists of Peter 
Walker (landscape architect) and ROMA. 

XI. Millbrea Water Dept. Facility 

Jill Manton reported that the project is back on 
track. The Utilities Engineering Bureau has agreed 
that the artist needs design control over the 
entire integrated artwork and landscape. 
Therefore, she will work with a landscape designer 
of her choice. She, in turn, agreed to hire a 
local designer, and upon interviewing three 
candidates, has selected Roberl La Rocca & 
Associates . 

The Committee felt that LaRocca and Associates was 
a good choice, particularly since LaRocca and 
Associates had done the original landscape design 
for the facility. However, Commissioner Meyer 
asked staff to check with the City Attorney to make 
sure there was no conflict of interest since Bob 
LaRocca is a former Art Commissioner. 

Motion ; Motion to enter into contract for up to 
$90,000 with Jody Pinto for design development and 
all landscape design of Millbrae Water Facility. 
Moved : Healy/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

XII. Taraval Police Station 

Jill Manton reported that Tonia Macneil had 
approved Arthur Gonzalez's ceramic relief sculpture 
in the studio, but when the work was delivered to 
the site, the contractor thought it needed 
additional bracing to install. Also, the artwork 



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looked very rough and rustic with gaps between the 
sections and an uneven finish. The artist has been 
asked to correct these deficiencies. 

In the future, Manton reported, staff will make 
studio visits in pairs when approving artwork prior 
to installation. 

XIII. Hospital Parking Garage 

Jill Manton reported that full scale mock-up of Ann 
Chamberlain's art panels were ready for review and 
approval, and requested a Commission liaison to 
approve the mock-up. Commissioner Healy 
volunteered to accompany Tonia Macneil on the site 
visit . 

XIV. Staff Reports 

A. Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton asked the Committee to review 
the kiosk poster designs submitted by Domingo 
Nunc. She said that the designs had been 
reviewed by the curatorial staff, who had made 
several suggestions that the artist had not 
chosen to follow. These included the 
readability of the red text, and some of the 
text. Beaton asked the Committee's opinion on 
these issues, and whether or not they wanted 
to approve the designs as they were, or direct 
the artist to make changes. The Committee 
decided to approve the designs as submitted. 

Motion: Motion to approve artwork for poster 
project by Domingo Nuno for the Market St. 
kiosks. 
' Moved : Meyer/Healy 
Vote ; Unanimous 

B. Hallidie Plaza 

Eleanor Beaton reported that we were working 
on a very tight time frame for this project. 
She is looking for an artist to come up with a 
design to be engraved on the elevator doors. 
She asked the Committee for artist 
recommendations. 

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Eleanor Beaton reported that the panels and 
fiber optics were in the process of being 
installed for Nayland Blake's piece. 

D. DeCaux Posters 

Jill Manton asked for conceptual approval of 
tJie poster design content, which wll feature 4 
poems selected out of the Writers' Corp 
Program. The Committee was very supportive of 
the poetry and ideas as presented. 

E. 19th Ave. Platforms 

Jill Manton reported that our 19th Ave. Muni 
Platforms designed by Leonard Hunter and 
Shiela Ghidini were chosen to be included in a 
national brochure published by the Federal 
Transportation Authority. 

ORDERS and REPORTS: 

1. Motion to formally deaccession the following items 
from the San Francisco International Airport Public 
Art Collection: 

a. 1977.36 Lenore Chinn, Los Indios de Mexico^ 
1977, acrylic on canvas, 49 x 72-3/4 " 

b. 1977.35 Arthur Carraway, Vaisisi Ancestral 
Spirit, 1977, oil and mixed media on canvas, 
50-3/4 X.49 " 

c. 1980.5 Judith Linhares, Turkey, 1978, oil on 
canvas, 72 x 68 " 

d. 1979.41 Freda Koblick, Night Sky, 1980-81, 
acrylic and stainless steel, two parts, 
approximately 180' tall 

e. 1979.41 Richard Mayhew, Seneca, no date, oil 
on canvas, 49x 49 " 

2. Motion to enter into agreement with the art auction 

house of Butterfield and Butterfield for sale of 
deaccessioned works. 

3. Motion to approve final contract payment in the 

amount of $4,000 to Dale Kronkright, Objects 
Conservator for work completed on monuments in 
Portsmouth Square. 

4. Motion to approve mural design by Jan Cook and 
sponsored by Precita Eyes for the Thurgood Marshall 
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5. Motion to approve artwork for poster project by 
Domingo Nuno for the Market Street kiosks. 

6. Motion to approve final payment of $3531 to Ray 
Beldner for contract #POAR96000018 for the Ocean 
Beach Terminal Project, contingent upon final 
inspection and approval of fabricated sculptures. 

7. Motion to approve final payment of $755 to Nayland 
Blake for contract CT2840023 contingent upon 
inspection and approval of installation of 
"Constellation" at the New Main Library. 

8. Motion to approve final payment of $1071 to Rocket 
Science for Contract #POAR96000022 for installation 
of Nayland Blake's artwork at the New Main Library, 
contingent upon final inspection and approval of 
the installation. 

9. Motion to approve artwork by Susan Schwartzenberg 
for "Market Street Tour Journal." 

10. Motion to increase Vicki Scuri's contract by up to 
$6000 for refinishing of floor paving for Sheriff's 
Facility. 

11. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of $1000 
to the firm of Keller and Mitchell for their 
additional services in coordinating Seyed Alavi's 
art concept for the Richmond Recreation Center. 

12. Motion to approve increase in contract with 
FSSA/Mural Resource Center for MMTP Construction 
Fence Murals by up to $4,000 to reimburse for 
increased insurance expenses due to project delay. 

13. Motion to pay Peter Chang an honorarium of $500 for 
the design of the DeCaux posters. 

14. Motion to approve the relocation of the sculpture 
by Benianimo Bufano titled Peace from the central 
roadway at San Francisco International Airport to a 
meadow on the north side of Brotherhood Way near 
Junipero Serra, across from the Calvary Armenian 
Church. 



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15. Motion to enter into contract for the amount of 
$50,000 with Atthowe Fine Arts for services 
concerning the relocation of the sculpture Peace 
for project management, engineering specifications 
for Footings and Footings Construction, and site 
demolition in regards to the sculpture's relocation 
to Brotherhood Way. 

16. Motion to enter into contract for the amount of 
$50,000 with Sheedy Drayage Company for services 
concerning the removal, transportation and 
reinstallation of the sculpture by Beniamino Bufano 
titled Peace from SFIA to Brotherhood Way. 

17. Motion to approve Gronk, Mildred Howard, the team 
of Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel , Paul Kos, Enrique 
Chagoya, Lorna Simpson, the team of Juana Alicia 
and Emmanuel Montoya, Viola Frey, Rupert Garcia, 
John Roloff and Nori Sato as semif inalists for the 
Airport concourse walls, and approval to pay each 
an honorarium of $1,000 to develop a site proposal. 

18. Motion to approve Rigo, Squeak Carnwath, Kent 
Roberts, Al Held and Oliver Jackson as alternates 
for the concourse walls should any of the finalists 
drop out . 

19. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with James 
Carpenter Design Associates for $40,000 for 
Construction Documents for sculptural light 
reflectors for SFIA phase 2.2. 

20. Motion to approve final payment to James Carpenter 
Design Associates for construction documents for 
sculptural light reflectors for SFIA phase 2.1. 

21. Motion to approve joint venture architects Skidmore 
Owings & Merrill, DelCampo and Maro , and Michael 
Willis &. Associates fee proposals of $35,000 and 
$60,100 for design development, construction 
documents and construction administration. for SFIA 
art enrichment projects by Su-Chen Hung and Lewis 
deSoto respectively. 

22. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
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tests to be conducted by Keva Construction to 
modify existing ribbon sculpture. 

23. Motion to authorize establishment of a policy 
consistent with regulations of Human Rights 
Commission which will allow artists to be selected 
on the basis of a "Short List" for contracts under 
$10,000. 

24. Motion to enter into contract for up to $90,000 
with Jody Pinto for design development and all 
landscape design of Millbrae Water Dept . Facility. 



Respectfully Submitted by; 

Susan Pontious 

Curator 

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^. AGENDA 
/VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday , ^ Jan uary 17, 1 99j6^ 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



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Civic Art Coluction .... ,. *i4-ir i-^u i*-. 

Civic DisiGN Riviiw Not ice : Requests to testily are accepted by completing an 

Community Arts j^ri format ion Card and giving it to the Committee Secretaiy, 

& Education , -ti iii..- .- .i -.^ i 

LuiTURAi Equity Grants who Will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
G/MURY item. 

IPS Symphony Concirjs 
riiiiic Art 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT Tt) DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
Strut ARrisTsLiciNsn MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RI-:COMMENDAT I ON , RECOMMENDATION TO 
Sun. 70 APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 



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3:00 I. 



Consent Calendar 



A. Motion to approve mural design for Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center by artists Wendy Rubushi and 
Keith Lewis, sponsored by the Bayview Opera House, 
contingent upon Recreation and Park Department's 
final approval . 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Critical Solutions, Inc. up to 
$3,000 for review of contract documents for 
installation of artwork in the International 
Terminal at SFIA. 

C. Motion to formally deaccession from the Civic Art 
Collection object #1978.54 by Edith Hamlin titled 
Map for the Pacific and Orient Steamship Lines, 
1960, acrylic, tempera and gold leaf on Vivrytex 
acrylic, 16' x 35' located at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

3:05 II. San Francisco International Airport 

Tonia Macnei 1/Ke i th Sonnier 

Request for approval of final budget for artwork 

at Concourse G. 



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3:10 III. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macnei 1 

A. Project status report 

B. Request for action on revised proposal by Scott 
Donahue and fabrication of artwork by Arthur 
Gonzalez. 

3:20 IV. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 
Jill Man ton 

A. Update on repair status, cleaning, North 
Embarcadero completion, and protection from 
skateboarders . 

B. Author i zatiori to pay Curtis Hsiang the sum of 
$187.50 for his advice and consultation regarding 
skateboarding protection. 

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3:30 V. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into agreement with Jeff Brown 
for construction management services on behalf of 
the project artist Patricia Johanson for art 
enrichment at the Sunnydale Pump Station for total 
amount of $13,000. . 

B. Motion to authorize establishment of travel budget 
of up to $7,500 for artist Patricia Johanson and 
to compensate her for a total amount up to $10,000 
for her services at specific intervals in the 
construction of her project. 

3:40 VI. Hallidie Plaza 
Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of selection panel's 
recommendation for Hallidie Plaza project. 

3:50 VII. Ocean Beach 

Eleanor Beaton 

Report on Ray Beldner's Ocean Beach artwork. 

4:00 VIII Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Update 

4:15 IX. Fire Station #34 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of proposal recommended by selection 
panel and authorization for Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into agreement to pay $11,000 for 
design, fabrication, transportation and 
installation of artwork for Fire Station #34. 

Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Project status report. 

Request to approve art enrichment budget of 

$20,000 for administration and artwork. 

Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Review and approval of proposed table design for 

Gazebo 

4:45 XII. Moscone Art Enrichment Project 

Jill Manton 
Status report 

4:50 XIII.ISTEA Funding 

Jill Manton 

F?eport on applicat ions submitted for ISTEA funding 
for Mid-Embarcade ro Promenade Ribbon, Mid- 
Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project, Muni Metro Station Enhancement Project. 



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5:00 XIV. Report on S.F. Art Institute International Public 
Art Conference 
Jill Manton 

5:05 XV. Designation of Commission liaison for Mid- 

Embarcadero Selection Panel, February 9, 1996 

Jill Manton 

5:15 XVI. Report on Status of Art Enrichment Ordinance 
Modification 
Jill Manton 

5:25 XVII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Muni Key Stops 

d. Library 

e. Gallery 

f. Courthouse 

g. Airport 



5:45 .XVIII .Adjournment 



A CCESSIBIUTY IN FORM A TION 

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with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities. Including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuii)slde paridng has been designated on Oak: Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines tliat serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-Stopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one-half block from the building. 

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^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
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DOCUMFNTS DEP*r. 
FEB 01 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Armando Rascon 
Bill Meyer 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Michelle Liapes 
Rupert Jenkins 



The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design for Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center by artists Wendy Rubushi and 
Keith Lewis, sponsored by the Bayview Opera 
House, contingent upon Recreation and Park 
Department's final approval. 




B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Critical Solutions, Inc. up to 
$3,000 for review of contract documents for 
installation of artwork in the International 
Terminal at SFIA. 

C. Motion to formally deaccession from the Civic Art 
Collection object #1978.54 by Edith Hamlin titled 
Map for the Pacific and Orient Steamship Lines, 
1960, acrylic, tempera and gold leaf on Vivrytex 
acrylic, 16' x 35' located at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

The Consent Calendar was approved as written. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyers 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Taraval Station 

Arthur Gonzalez has installed the ceramic world map at 
Taraval Police Station but that considerable work on the 
piece is needed if the Commission is to accept it, 
including patching of seams and re-painting. Arthur has 
agreed to do the work, but will need to obtain liability 
insurance in order to work on site. Tonia Macneil has 



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III. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the ribbon project. A 
purchase order to clean the ribbon is pending. Recently, a 
bollard at Pier 26 was severely damaged; at Manton has arranged 
for Glass Block Designs to do an emergency repair to protect the 
light cavity and fiberoptic cable. She is pursuing the Port in an 
effort to file a claim for damage against the contractors who 
were working in the area. 



The effort to develop a method to protect the ribbon from skate 
boarders is continuing. One of the three designers wishes to make 
the ribbon unskatable, whereas the others prefer to protect the 
ribbon but not destroy its use by the skateboarders. 

The Commission needs to set policy in this matter; in order to do 
so, additional research is needed. Several solutions to the 
problem have been suggested, one of which will allow 
skateboarding on the Ribbon. Manton displayed a steel band bent 
at right angles which can be fitted on the edges of the benches 
and bollards. She asked the Commissioners to authorize the 
testing of this method on the four bollards at Pier 7, to assess 
its feasibility. If this method proves acceptable it would 
protect the ribbon but still allow for its use. Manton also 
requested authorization to pay Curtis Hsiang the sum of $187.50 
for his advice and consultation regarding skateboarding the 
issue . 

The Commission heard testimony from Eula Walters, 440 Davis 
Court, #311, S.F. 94111, who spoke in support of the 
skateboarders, and Walter C. Kocian, Landscape Architect, 700 
12th Avenue, S.F. 94118, who recommended against one of the 
proposed methods because of aesthetic and liability issues. 

Motion to approve test application of the steel banding 
on the Ribbon bollards at Pier 7 . 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Motion to approve payment to Curtis Hsiang of the sum 
of $187.50 for his advice and consultation regarding 
skateboarding protection. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Sunnydale Pump Station 

The Sunnydale Pump Station project has finally been put out to 
bid. Jill Manton asked the Committee to approve the development 
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artwork, one with Jeff Brown for construction management 
services, and the other for oversite by project artist Patricia 
Johanson. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with Jeff Brown for construction 
management services on behalf of the project artist 
Patricia Johanson for art enrichment at the Sunnydale 
Pump Station for total amount of $13,000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Motion to authorize establishment of travel budget of 
up to $7,500 for artist Patricia Johanson and to 
compensate her for a total amount up to $10,000 for her 
services at specific intervals in the construction of 
her project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Hallidie Plaza 

Eleanor Beaton reported on the Selection Panel's recommendation 
of an artist for the Hallidie Plaza elevator project. The Panel 
consisted of artist David Izu, Bureau of Architecture's Project 
Manager Glen Hunt, and Chuck Lione, representing project 
architect Michael Willis. The Panel recommended that John 
Ammiratti receive the commission, and named James Lambertus and 
Jerry Spanoli as runners-up. 

Beaton asked the Commissioners to confirm that the preferred 
priority site for artwork would be the elevator doors, unless 
additional administration and art money is made available in the 
future . 

Motion to approve the Selection Panel's recommendation 
of John Ammiratti to design and implement a work of art 
for the elevator doors at the Hallidie Plaza elevator, 
with James Lambertus an Jerry Spanoli as alternates 
and authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with the artist. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. Ocean Beach 

Ray Beldner has completed work on the sculptures for installation 
at the Ocean Beach Muni Terminal, with the exception of the text 
plaques, which are currently being fabricated. The sculptures 
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a Commissioner accompany her to review the sculptures. Eleanor 
presented a flyer written by Commission staff which Muni is 
distributing in the neighborhood, which describes the new 
terminal and artwork. On Saturday, February 4, Ray will bury a 
time capsule on the site with memorabilia about Playland at the 
Beach. Staff and Commissioners were encouraged to contribute 
their memories and to attend the event. 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins provide an update on the gallery program. 

Jurying for new City/Site projects will take place on February 3. 
There are more than 20 proposals, among which are several from 
well-known, innovative artists. ^ 

The Gallery Advisory Board will meet February 13 at 6:00 p.m. The 
gallery is now taking submissions for new exhibitions for the 
upcoming year. 

One of the windows in the Grove Street gallery was broken the 
night of January 16, and has been repaired at a cost of $500. 

The next event in the Grove Street Windows is the slide show of 
Art Institute alumnae and students, which will run for three 
weeks to celebrate the Institute's 125th Anniversary. 

Jenkins has been working with Channel 54 to produce a piece on 
the opening of the Veterans Building Gallery. In addition to 
taping interviews and activity at the Gala celebration, Channel 
54 taped the performance by Pamela Z in the building lobby. The 
performance was judged by all to be very beautiful; the gallery 
hopes to continue such events in the future. 

VIII. Fire Station #34 

Susan Pontious and Michelle Liapes reported on the results of the 
proposal phase for artwork at Fire Station #34. After some 
deliberation, the Selection Panel approved the proposal by Anders 
Barth for a terra-cotta mural. The artist's proposal was reviewed 
by the Committee, which recommended that the artist consider 
revising the bottom portion of the design. The Committee felt 
that the relationship between the flames, water and poppies still 
needed to be resolved. The Committee also wanted to be assured 
that the completed piece would have the color range represented 
in the proposal drawing. The Committee agreed to approve the 
panel's recommendation, contingent upon approval of the artist's 
revised design. 

Motion to approve the proposal by Anders Barth with 
reservations, and authorization for Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into agreement with the 
Artist to pay $11,000 for design, fabrication, 



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transportation and installation of artwork for Fire 

Station #34. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IX. Jose Coronado Playground 

Ray Patlan and Eduardo Pineda, d.b.a. as Fresco, reported that 
the Recreation and Park Department has approved their proposal 
for artwork and community work at the Jose Coronado Playground 
and has authorized a total budget of $20,000 for the design, work 
with the community and implementation of murals at the 
playground. Additional funds will be sought for materials and 
stipends for community youth to work with the artists on re- 
furbishing the existing murals. Joanne Wilson, Park Planner, 
described the overall plans and noted that the art projects will 
encourage a sense of ownership in the youth who currently use the 
facility . 

Tonia Macneil requested that the Committee approve the project 
budget and the application for additional funds for community 
work . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Fresco, for design and 
implementation of artwork and community work in an 
amount not to exceed $20,000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Motion to apply for, accept and expend a grant of up to 

$10,000 for materials and stipends for community youth 

to work on the re-furbishing of the murals at the Jose 

Coronado Playground. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

X. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious asked the Committee to approve the design of a 
potting table and stools by Evan Shipley for the gazebo at the 
Mental Health Facility. The cost of the project is $3,000. 
Commissioners requested further information about the usefulness 
and stability of the stools, but agreed, to approve the design. 

Motion to approve the design of a table and stools for 
the gazebo at the Mental Health Facility. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy. 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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XI. Moscone Art Enrichment Project 

Jill Manton reported on the research to locate a site for artwork 
by Ron Fischer at Moscone Center on Howard Street. A meeting with 
the Redevelopment Agency made it clear that no Redevelopment 
sites would be appropriate. Two locations are now being 
considered, the roof of the Esplanade Ballroom and the eastern 
end of the traffic islands on Howard Street. She and Tonia 
Macneil will be exploring the technical and political feasibility 
of these sites. 

XII. ISTEA Funding 

Jill Manton reported that ISTEA funding for Muni Metro Station 
Enhancement Project looks promising. The enhancement project will 
provide funds to retrofit the existing metro stations, 

XIII. Art Institute International Public Art Conference 

The Art Institute will host a public art conference on July 10 of 
this year. The Art Commission has been invited to participate by 
conducting a panel on the artwork at the new Main Library. 

XIV. Art Enrichment Ordinance Modification 

Jill Manton reported that she and Rich Newirth have been meeting 
with Supervisor Barbara Kauffmann and that plans are being made 
to introduce the ordinance soon. A copy of the most recent 
version of the ordinance was distributed. Among other revisions, 
the ordinance will allow for art enrichment as part of transit 
infrastructure projects, and for art enrichment in parks. 

XV. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm. 




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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

JLTURAL EciyiTY Grants 

Gallery 

'S Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



^ AGENDA 
<$,VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, i. February 21, 19 9S> 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



FEB 2 01996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
415.252.2581 

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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a, Motion to approve installation of Ray Beldner's artwork 
for the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal, approve final 
payment on contract POAR96000051 , accept into 
collection. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay Conrad Solvig $1600 for cleaning and rewaxing lobby 
of Sheriff's Facility. 

c. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for consulting 
services during implementation of art work for SFIA 
Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed $45,000. 

d. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film maker 
Joseph Coplano in the amount of $750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program. 

e. .Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 

conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 

3:05 II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Request for approval of selection panel's 
recommendations for Exploration: City Site 1996 
Program 

b. Request for approval of exhibition proposals for 
Gallery. 

3:25 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on recent cost estimates for James 
Carpenter sculptural light reflections. 

b. Project updates 

Lewis deSoto terrazzo floor design; Su-Chen Hung 
design 

c. Collections 



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3:45 IV. Chinatown Library 

Rene Yung 

Approval of final prototypes 



3:55 V. Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on Aycock installation 

b. Approval to install hanging sculpture 

c. Authorization to award contract to graphic 
designer for signage design on Grove Street 
exterior. 

4:25 VI. Fire Station 34 

Anders Barth 

Presentation of proposed revisions to terra cotta 

mural 

4:45 VII Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Status of contract award 

4:55 IX. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Report on paving and restoration 

5:10 X. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report, scheduling of date for 
Commissioner's review of prototype for panels at 
Manuel Palos studio. 

5:15 XI. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report, request for Commission presence at 

PUC meeting, March 26. 



5:20 XII. Hallidie Plaza Art Enrichment 

Eleanor Beaton 

Review of artist's preliminary proposal. 

5:30 XIII.Moscone Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 
Status Report. 

5:40 XIV. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 

Jill Manton 

Status of repair and protection for skateboarding 

use. 



5; 50 XV. Mid Embarcadero 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to approve selection of the 
following four finalists for the Mid-Embarcadero 
Open Space Project: Peter Richards and Michael 
Oppenheim; Buster Simpson; Vicki Scuri and Anita 
Margrill ; William Maxwell, and authorization to 
award each finalist an honorarium of $250 and to 
reimburse out of town finalists for travel and 
hotel expenses. 

6:05 XVI. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Review of proposed accessibility retrofit. 
Discussion of proposed revision to North 
Embarcadero poetry plaques. 

6:20 XVII. Murals 

Rich Newirth 

Jill Manton 

Discussion and possibile motion to approve a 

proposed Commission policy regarding the review 

and approval process for murals on landmark 

buildings and/or buildings in a historic district. 

6:30 XVIII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 

f . Library 

g. Gallery 

6:40 XIX. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of die building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that otlier 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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FEB 2 31996 

SAN-FRANGISCO 
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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a, Motion to approve installation of Ray Beldner's artwork 
for the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal, approve final 
payment on contract POAR96000051, accept into 
collection. 



b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay Conrad Solvig $1600 for cleaning and rewaxing lobby 
of Sheriff's Facility. 

c. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for consulting 
services during implementation of art work for SFIA 
Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed $45,000. 

d. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film maker 
Joseph Coplano in the amount of $750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program. 

e. Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 
conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 

3:05 II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Request for approval of selection panel's 
recommendations for Exploration: City Site 1996 
Program 

b. Request for approval of exhibition proposals for 
Gallery. 

3:25 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on recent cost estimates for James 
Carpenter sculptural light reflections. 

b. Project updates 

Lewis deSoto terrazzo floor design; Su-Chen Hung 
design 

c. Collections 

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3:45 IV. Chinatown Library 
Rene Yung 
Approval of final prototypes 



3; 55 V. Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on Aycock installation 

b. Approval to install hanging sculpture 

c. Authorization to award contract to graphic 
designer for signage design on Grove Street 
exterior. 

4:25 VI. Fire Station 34 
Anders Barth 
Presentation of proposed revisions to terra cotta 

mural 

4:45 VII Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 
Status of contract award 

4:55 IX. Sheriffs Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Report on paving and restoration 

5:10 X. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report, scheduling of date for 
Commissioner's review of prototype for panels at 
Manuel Palos studio. 

5:15 XI. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report, request for Commission presence at 

PUC meeting, March 26. 



5:20 XII. Hall idle Plaza Art Enrichment 
Eleanor Beaton 
Review of artist's preliminary proposal. 

5:30 XIII.Moscone Art Enrichment 
Jill Manton 
Status Report. 

5:40 XIV. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 
Jill Manton 

Status of repair and protection for skateboarding 
use. 



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5:50 XV. Mid Embarcadero 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to approve selection of the 
following four finalists for the Mid-£mbarcadero 
Open Space Project: Peter Richards and Michael 
Oppenheim; Buster Simpson; Vicki Scuri and Anita 
Margrill; William Maxwell, and authorization to 
award each finalist an honorarium of $250 and to 
reimburse out of town finalists for travel and 
hotel expenses. 

6:05 XVI. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Review of proposed accessibility retrofit. 
Discussion of proposed revision to North 
Embarcadero poetry plaques. 

6:20 XVI I. Murals 

Rich Newirth 

Jill Manton 

Discussion and possibile motion to approve a 

proposed Commission policy regarding the review 

and approval process for murals on landmark 

buildings and/or buildings in a historic district. 

6:30 XVIII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

€. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 

f. Library 

g. Gallery 

6:40 XIX. Adjournnent 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and ihc 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act. all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness All meetings are held in 
Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seatiag for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible cutbsidc parfting has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin. 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Traios-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 2(i aod 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility botliae at (415)554^923 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accormnodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system wiu be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lenna in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
arc open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHtNE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Minutes to Special Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

Si Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

DPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

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Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Emily Keeler 
Bill Meyers 

Staff Present: 

Eleanor Beaton 
Rupert Jenkins 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



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DOCUMFNTS DPor 
^^•^ 1 1996 

SAN FRAMciSCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARV 



I. Consent Calendar 

Motion : Motion to approve the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Conrad Solvig $1600 for cleaning and re- 
waxing lobby of Sheriff's Facility. 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for 
consulting services during implementation of art work 
for SFIA Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed 
$45,000. 




c. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film 
maker Joseph Coplans in the amount of $750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program. 

d. Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 
conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 

Moved : Keeler/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

II. Gallery 

A. City Site 

Rupert Jenkins presented the City Site proposals chosen 
by the Selection Panel. Proposals would be commissioned 
as funding allows; currently there is funding for 2 
proposals. The Selection Panel had originally ranked 
the proposal by Josephine Iselin and Kathryn Weinstein 
third, and the Chris Kometer proposal second, but the 



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Committee felt that the Iselin/Weinstein proposal was 
stronger, and changed the, funding priority. 

Motion : Motion to approve and prioritize the following 
proposals for exhibition at the City Site location: 1) 
Proposal by Sue Marks; 2) Proposal by Josephine Iselin 
and Kathryn Weinstein, 3) Proposal by Chris Komater, 4) 
Proposal by Eugene Marsh. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. Exhibitions 

Rupert Jenkins presented the work of various artists 

for exhibition at the gallery. 

Motion: Motion to approve the following Gallery 
exhibitions: 1) "Breath of Memories", with artists 
Margorie Agosin, Claudia Bernardi, Robilee Frederick 
and Sharon Siskin ; 2 ) an exhibition of the work of Lou 
Damatteis, plusp other Vietamese artists who will be 
approved at a later date. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

III. Chinatown Library 

Rene Yung presented prototypes of her aluminium 
signage, the copper panels with engraved poems, and the 
copper leafing proposed for the support columns. She 
reported that she is ready to begin installing around 
the middle of March. 

Motion; Motion to approve artwork prototypes and 
installation of the completed artwork by Rene Yung at 
the Chinatown Library. 
Moved ; Healy/Meyers 
Vote: Unanimous 



IV. Airport 

A. Su-Chen Hung glass welcome panels: 
Susan Pontious presented several options for which 
columns in the immigration area of the new 
International Terminal on which Su-Chen Hung ' s glass 
"welcome" panels would be displayed. Pontious reported 
that the current design called for doubling the cast 
glass panels to create the desired optic effects, but 
that this significantly increased the cost. Therefore, 
it seemed too expensive to do all the columns. She 



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presented several schemes that the architects had 
proposed for distributing the panels. The artist's 
preferred version was option B with an anternate as 
option D. 

Motion : Motion to approve option B, with alternative 
option D for installation of Su-Chen Hung ' s glass 
"welcome" panels in the immigration area of the 
International Terminal at SFIA. 
Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. James Carpenter Sculptural Light Reflectors 
Susan Pontious reported that since the last meeting, 
James Carpenter had been able to reduce the cost of his 
sculptures by $300,000. However, the cost of the 
support "baskets", which had been included in the 
Airport's bid package for the structural steel, had 
come in at $1 million from the first bidder and 
$400,000 from the second. James Carpenter received an 
independent bid of $350,000. 

While originally the Airport had agreed to absorb the ■ 
cost of the baskets ( thinking they would be an 
insignificant cost compared to the structural steel), 
this offer has been withdrawn. This means that the art 
budget will now have to absorb this cost. 
This means that with contractor's overhead and 
contingency, the current estimated cost for 4 of James 
Carpenter's sculptural light reflectors is $2 million. 

The sculptural baskets are now included in the 
architectural bid package for the International 
Terminal, so the Commission must decide on one of three 
options . 

1. The sculptural light reflectors as currently 
designed 

2. A single "super" reflector that would serve as an 
entry piece over one skylight. Budget approximately 
$1.2 million 

3. A new design option, calling for a more simplified 
structure using exterior fabric material, possibly 
eliminating the glass edge for some kind of acrylic 
material. Approximate budget $1.5 million. 

Pontious reported that the impact of approving a $2 
million budget for the Carpenter pieces was that the 



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Commission would be able to commission fewer artworks 
by other artists. 

The Committee felt it was impossible to take a position 
on option #3 without more information. They thought 
the proposal as currently designed would be very 
beautiful and have a major impact on the space, and did 
not want to compromise the aesthetics of the proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve "Option 1" for James 
Carpenter's '^Sculptural Light Reflectors" , designed for 
the departures lobby of the International Terminal, 
with an estimated budget of $2 million. 
Moved: Meyers/Healy 
Vote ; Unanimous 

V. Library 

Susan Pontious reported that she had requested bids 
from a number of design firms for the black granite 
panel at the Library. She reported that she and the 
other curators had reviewed the portfolios, and 
recommended Morla Design. Pontious reported that 
subsequently, Morla Design had agreed to do the design 
at cost. 

Motion : Motion to approve Morla Design to design the 
graphics for the library's motto to be sandblasted onto 
the black granite panels on the New Main Library, with 
a budget not to exceed $2,000. 
Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

VI . Mid-Embarcadero 

Jill Manton reported that the selection panel for the 
mid-Embarcadero had met and selected the following 
finalists: Bill Maxwell, Buster Simpson, the team of 
Anita Margrill and Vicki Scuri , Peter Richards and 
Michael Oppenheim as finalists to design artwork for 
the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Project. 

Motion ; Motion to approve Bill Maxwell, Buster 
Simpson, the team of Anita Margrill and Vicki Scuri, 
Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheim as finalists to 
design artwork for the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, and authorization to award each finalist an 
honorarium of $250 and to reimburse out of town 
finalists for travel and hotel expenses. 
Moved : Keeler/Meyers 



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Vote : Unanimous 

VII. Ocean Beach Muni-Terminal 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Ray Beldner's sculptures 
had been installed at the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal. 
She reported that there had been a well attended 
dedication event that included the burying of a 
playland time capsule. When the other construction 
activities at the site are complete, then we will 
accept the sculptures formally into the collection. 

Motion : Motion to approve Ray Beldner's artwork for 
the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal, and to approve final 
payment on contract POAR96000051 . 
Moved: Keeler/Meyers 
V^ote : Unanimous 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Motion : Motion to approve the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Conrad Solvig $1600 for cleaning and re- 
waxing lobby of Sheriff's Facility. 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for 
consulting services during implementation of art work 
for SFIA Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed 
$45,000. 

c. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film 
maker Joseph Coplans in the amount of $750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program. 

d. Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 
conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 
Moved : Keeler/Meyers 

Vote : Unanimous 

2. Motion : Motion to approve and prioritize the following 
proposals for exhibition at the City Site location: 1) 
Proposal by Sue Marks; 2) Proposal by Josephine Iselin 
and Kathryn Weinstein, 3) Proposal by Chris Komater, 4) 
Proposal by Eugene Marsh. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote: Unanimous 



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3. Motion : Motion to approve the following Gallery 
exhibitions: 1) "Breath of Memories", with artists 
Margorie Agosin, Claudia Bernardi, Robilee Frederick 
and Sharon Siskin ; 2) an exhibition of the work of Lou 
Damatteis and other Vietamese artists who will be 
approved at a later date. 

Moved : • Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. Motion : Motion to approve artwork prototypes and 
installation of the completed artwork by Rene Yung at 
the Chinatown Library. 

Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

5. Motion: Motion to approve "Option 1" for James 
Carpenter's ^^ Sculptural Light Reflectors" , designed for 
the departures lobby of the International Terminal, 
with an estimated budget of $2 million. 

Moved : Meyers/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

6. Motion : Motion to approve Morla Design to design the 
graphics for the library's motto to be sandblasted onto 
the black granite panels on the New Main Library, with 
a budget not to exceed $2,000. 

Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

7. Motion : Motion to approve Bill Maxwell, Buster 
Simpson, the team of Anita Margrill and Vicki Scuri , 
Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheim as finalists to 
design artwork for the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, and authorization to award each finalist an 
honorarium of $250 and to reimburse out of town 
finalists for travel and hotel expenses. 

Moved: Keeler/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

8. Motion : Motion to approve Ray Beldner's artwork for 
the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal, and to approve final 
payment on contract POAR96000051 . 

Moved : Keeler/Meyers 
Vote: Unanimous 



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PROGRAMS 



SAN FRANCISCOART COMMISSION 



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^ "AGENDA 
.VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 



Monday, .March 25, 1996::) 
3:00P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEP*^. 
MAR 2 2 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Civic Art Collhction 
Civic Design Review 

Community Arts jMotice: Requests to testify are accepted bv completing an 

& Education ^ •' r- . r- o 

LTURAL Equity Grants information Card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
^^'^'^'•^'^^ who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 

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TREET ARTISTS LICENSES AGENDA ITEMS 

SUITE 70 MAY INCLUDE: 

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ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 

MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve the design of mural 
Patricia Rose and Deidre Weinberg for 
Restaurant, 3601 26th Street. 



by Marta Ayala, 
Yuet Lee 



Motion to approve and accept "Peaceable Kingdom" by 
Arthur Gonzalez, located at Taraval Police Station, 
into the Civic Art Collection of the City and County 
San Francisco. 



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Motion to authorize final payment to Arthur Gonzalez on 
contract #2820013 for completion of work to design, 
fabricate and install artwork at Taraval Police 
Station. 



Motion to approve and accept "Kate, Allan, Javier, 
Ting, Sloanie" , located at Taraval Police Station, into 
the Civic Art Collection of the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

Motion to authorize final payment to Scott Donahue on 
Contract #2820015 for completion of work to design, 
fabricate and install artwork at Taraval Police 
Station. 

Motion to approve Public Art laboratory proposal by Kim 
Anno to be executed by San Francisco Art Institute 
graduate students on April 1 at Justin Herman Plaza. 




City and County of h 
San Francisco 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay John Winder up to $2,500 in consultancy fees for 
his continued services on the Promenade Ribbon project. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay Judy Marocco/Glass Block Designs up to $5,000 for 
glass block repair work on the North and South 
Promenade Ribbon. 



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i. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, 

^'Constellation" , 160 oval mirrors sandblasted with the 
names of 20th century authors, installed on a painted 
metal panel wall and lit with fibre optics, by Nayland 
Blake with lighting design by Architectural Lighting 
Design, and commissioned for the San Francisco Public 
Library by the San Francisco Art Commission. 

J. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 

^'Untitled" , 50,000 hand notated catalogue cards 
imbedded in artisan plaster on three floors of the new 
Main Library, by Ann Hamilton and Ann Chamberlain, 
commissioned for the San Francisco Public Library by 
the San Francisco Art Commission. 

k. Motion to accept with gratitude the mural painting by 
Mark Evans and Charlie Brown titled INTO THE LIGHT for 
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center in the New Main 
Library, a gift of the artists with the generous 
support of Robert and Ayse Kenmore. 

1. Motion to approve final text of amendment to Art 
Enrichment Ordinance for submission to Board of 
Supervisors . 

m. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
expend up to $2500 to Advanced Composite Technologies, 
Inc. to proceed with test concrete repair on the South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon. 

3:05 II. Muni Key Stops 

Eleanor Beaton 

Jon Rubin/Harrell Fletcher, Tirso Gonzalez, Barry 

McGee , and Josef a Vaughan 

Artist Presentations of design proposals. 

3:35 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Presentation and request for approval of revised 
design for sculptural light reflectors by James 
Carpenter . 

b. Presentation and request for approval of revised 
column distribution for Su-Chen Hung welcome 
panels . 

c. Presentation and request for approval of final 
design for Lewis deSoto terrazzo floor. 

3:55 IV. 911 Emergency Center 

Tonia Macneil, Avis Jones, Cheryl Riley 
Report on progress of 911 Public. Art projects. 
Request for approval of program for community 
involvement in design and fabrication of art work 
at 911 center. 



4:15 V. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton 

Report on program future and next series of 

projects 

4:25 VI. Fire Station #44 
Tonia Macneil 

Review and approval of final design by Elizabeth 
Saltos for artwork at Fire Station #44. 

4:35 VII. Mid Embarcadero Artist Selection 

Jill Manton 

Review of Finalists Work and Panelists' Comments 
Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with the artists 
selected for a conceptual design contract in the 
amount of $15,000 each. 

5:05 VIII .Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Proposed design revision for F Line poetry 

plaques . 

Approval of poems recommended for South 

Embarcadero and King Street Muni Platforms. 

5:15 IX. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of landscape/artwork design for 

Millbrae Water Facility. 

5:25 X. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil 

Report on protective barrier for Map #33 and 

informational brochure about the art work. 

5:35 XI. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Report on status of bid award. 

5:45 XII. Fire Station #34 

Anders Barth 

Presentation of proposed revisions to outdoor 

terra cotta mural . 

6:00 XIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Gallery report 

Motion to approve exhibition proposals for 

gallery. 

6:20 XIV. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Report on installation of Aycock artwork. Request 
for approval of additional funds for engineering 
design and structural reinforcement of fan wall 
and revised base for ADA. 



6:30 XV. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Motion to increase budget for Lewis De Soto's Jury 
Assembly Room Project, in an amount to be 
specified at the Committee meeting, for bond 
insurance and interpretive identification plaque. 

6:40 XVI. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Hospital Parking Garage 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. 911 Center 

f . Library 

g. Gallery 

h. Sheriff's Facility 

7 : 00 .XVII .Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans witii 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to acconamodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER TFIE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
jire open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

&. Education 

JLTURAL Equity Grants 

Gallery 

'S Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



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^ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday , ^pril 17^ _1996 
3:00 P. hi. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



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APR 1 5 1996 

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completing an information card and giving" it to the 
Committee Secretary, who will schedule testimony during 
the appropriate agenda item. 



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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for the 
Golden Gate Elementary School sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center. 



Motion to authorize reimbursement to Vito Acconci for 
reasonable travel costs incurred in developing 
preliminary design concept for Mid-Embarcadero 
Promenade Ribbon, said amount not to exceed So, 000. 



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c. Motion to authorize travel expenses for Bill Maxwell 
and Buster Simpson incurred in developing preliminary 
design and art concept for mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, said amount not to exceed $2,500. 

d. Motion to approve James Lambertus' commission for a 
poster project in lieu of a banner project for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program, and to approve an 
honorarium of $3,000 for the creation of 6 camera-ready 
artworks, and production expenses of up to S3800 for 24 
posters . 



e. Authorization to make final payment to Ann Chamberlain 
on design contract #2820008 for design of artwork for 
the San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage. 

3:05 II. Briefing on Selection Process 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



3:20 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
a. Pending approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations for proposals submitted by 
Mildred Howard and the teams of Juana Alicia and 
Emmanuel Montoya, and Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel , for the SFIA Concourse Gateroom Walls. 



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b. Pending approval of the Airport Art Steering" 
Committee, approval to pay Mildred Howard and the 
teams of Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya, and 
Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel , $5,000 each for 
further design development of their proposals for 
the Gateroom walls at SFIA. 

c. Approval to invite Rigo, Squeak Carnwaith, Kent 
Roberts, and Oliver Jackson to submit proposals 
for the Concourse Gateroom walls at SFIA, and to 
pay each an honorarium of SI, 000. 

d. Appointment of representative or representatives 
to sit on the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

3:40 IV. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton 

a. Presentation of Susan Schwartzenberg Market Street 
publication and request for approval. 

b. Approval of Guidelines for Market Street Cycle 5 

4:00 V. Hallidie Plaza Elevator 

Eleanor Beaton, John Ammirati 
Presentation of Artist's design 

4:10 VI. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil, Eduardo Pineda, Ray Patlan 

Review and approval of design of tile work on the 

Jose Coronado Playground recreation building. 

4:20 VII. Fire Station #44 

Tonia Macneil, Elizabeth Saltos 

Review and request for approval of final design of 

artwork for Fire Station #44. 

4:30 VIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery update 

b. Proposal for June/July group show. 
Presentation by Due Nguyen, co-curator with 
Rupert Jenkins 

4:50 IX. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Progress Report on final installations 



5:00 X. Jackson Playground - new project 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of art enrichment guidelines and 
request for approval to begin artist selection and 
design process. 



5:10. XI. Moscone Convention Center Expansion - new project 

Jill Man ton, Tenia Mac neil 

Presentation and request for approval of art 
enrichment guidelines and budget and to begin 
artist selection. 

5:20 XTI. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Promenade Ribbon 

c. Hospital Parking Garage 

d. Civic center Courthouse 

e. 911 Center 

f Taraval Police Station. 

g. Mission Police Station 

h. Sunnydale Pump Station 

i. Bayview Police Station 

5:40 XIII .Adjournment 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildino. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should, call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

CoMMUNiT'r Arts 

& Education 

ILTURAL EQJJITY GRANTS 

S Symphony Concerts 
TuBLic Art 



REVISED AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS'fePECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 
'^ Wednesday, ^ April 24 ^^ ISRa- 

3:30 P . M . 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



APR 2 2 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
completing an information card and giving it to the 
Committee Secretary, who will schedule testimony durinj 
the appropriate agenda item. 



Itreet Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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01 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 

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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL . 

3:30 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for the 
Golden Gate Elementary School sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center. 






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b. Motion to authorize reimbursement to Vito Acconci for 
reasonable travel costs incurred in developing 
preliminary design concept for Mid-Embarcadero 
Promenade Ribbon, said amount not to exceed $5,000. 

c. Motion to authorize travel expenses for Bill Maxwell 
and Buster Simpson incurred in developing preliminary 
design and art concept for mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, said amount not to exceed $2,500. 

d. Motion to approve James Lambertus' commission for a 
poster project in lieu of a banner project for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program, and to approve an 
honorarium of $3,000 for the creation of 6 camera-ready 
artworks, and production expenses of up to $3800 for 24 
posters. 



e. Authorization to make final payment to Ann Chamberlain 
on design contract #2820008 for design of artwork for 
the San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage. 

3:35 II. Briefing on Selection Process 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



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3:50 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
a. Pending approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations for proposals submitted by 
Mildred Howard and the teams of Juana Alicia and 
Emmanuel Montoya, and Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel , for the SFIA Concourse Gateroom Walls. 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



b. Pending approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, approval to pay Mildred Howard and the 
teams of Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya, and 
Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel , $5,000 each for 
further design development of their proposals for 
the Gateroom walls at SFIA. 

c. Approval to invite Rigo, Squeak Carnwaith, Kent 
Roberts, and Oliver Jackson to submit proposals 
for the Concourse Gateroom walls at SFIA, and to 
pay each an honorarium of $1,000. 

d. Motion to approve design development contract for 
Ann Preston's proposal for Concourse A, SFIA, in 
the amount of $28,110. 

e. Appointment of representative or representatives 
to sit on the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

4:10 IV. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton 

a. Presentation of Susan Schwartzenberg Market Street 
publication and request for approval. 

b. Approval of Guidelines for Market Street Cycle 5 

4:30 V. Hallidie Plaza Elevator 

Eleanor Beaton, John Ammirati 
Presentation of Artist's design 

4:40 VI. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil, Eduardo Pineda, Ray Patlan 

Review and approval of design of tile work on the 

Jose Coronado Playground recreation building. 

4:50 VII. Fire Station #44 

Tonia Macneil, Elizabeth Saltos 

Review and request for approval of final design of 

artwork for Fire Station #44. 

5:00 VIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery update 

b. Proposal for June/July group show. 
Presentation by Due Nguyen, co-curator with 
Rupert Jenkins 

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5:20 IX. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Progress Report on final installations 

5:30 X. Jackson Playground - new project 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of art enrichment guidelines and 
request for approval to begin artist selection and 
design process. 



5:50. XI Moscone Convention Center Expansion - new project 

Jill Manton, Tenia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of art 
enrichment guidelines and budget and to begin 
artist selection. 



6:00 XII. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 

Jill Manton 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into preliminary design contract 
for Mid Embarcadero for a fee of $7,000 each with 
each of the following: Vito Acconci, Stanley 
Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. 

6:10 XIII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Hospital Parking Garage 

c. Civic center Courthouse 

d. 911 Center 

e Taraval Police Station. 

f. Mission Police Station 

g. Sunnydale Pump Station 
h. Bayview Police Station 



6:25 XIV. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILny INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with ^ 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside paridng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request / 
at meetings.. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

&. Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
^ Wednesday, _4Eril_24^1996^> 
3:30 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 




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Cultural Equity Grants 

DPS Symthony Concerts 

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^ AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday,^ May 15, 1996 ^ 
3:30~ P.M; 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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401 Van N ess Avenue 

415.554.6080 



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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



I. 

A. 



B. 



C. 



D. 



Consent Calendar 

Motion to approve mural design by Fran Valesco for 
Francisco Middle School funded by the Neighborhood 
Beautif ication Fund. 

Motion to approve revised design by Barry McGee for the 
Muni Key Stops Project. 

Motion to approve final selection of poetry for King 
Street/South Embarcadero segment of the Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project. 

Motion to approve artwork by Hideo Yoshida for poster 
project for Market Street Art in Transit Program. 



E. Motion to approve payment of up to $5,000 to Fiberstars 
or Fibercreations for replacement of lamps in the South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Sculpture. 

F. Motion to approve payment of $1,412.57 to Fiberstars 
for additional fiber optic work related to installation 
of North Embarcadero segment of Promenade Ribbon 
Project . 

G. Motion to approve increase in original contract with 
Atthowe Fine arts by $16,320 for a contract total of 
$73,320 for the relocation of the sculpture by Bufano 
titled Peace. 



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Motion to approve increase in original contract with 
Sheedy Drayage Co. by $12,620 for a contract total of 
$62,620 for the relocation of the sculpture by Bufano 
titled Peace. 

Motion to approve contract modification for Genevieve 
Baird, Fine Art Conservator by increasing contract 
$16,900 for partial conservation of Tilden's Baseball 
Player located in Golden Gate Park. 



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II. 9-1-1 Emergency Command Center 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley, Clifford Rainey 
Presentation and request for approval of artists* 
conceptual proposals. Request for approval of selection 
panel's recommendation of individual to coordinate community 
work in fabrication of public art for the 9-1-1 Center. 

III. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley 

Presentation of artist's revised proposal and request 
for approval , or request for approval of increase to 
artist's contract of up to $6,000. 

IV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Gallery report 

B. Presentation of work by guest curator Glen Helfand and 
request for approval for proposed July/August exhibition 
"Celebrity/Self." 

V. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and discussion of proposed guidelines. 
Request for authorization to begin artist selection and to 
pay honorariums of up to $50 per half day to jurors serving 
on selection panel and up to $250 plus travel expenses for 
artists selected as finalists for the competition. 

VI. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Conceptual Approval of Ik-Joong Kang proposal for 
International Terminal. 

B. Approval of terrazzo palette and medallion prototype 
for Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor design, ^' On the Air"f 
designed for the International Terminal. 

C. Approval of full scale prototype of cast glass panels 
for Su-Chen Hung ' s proposal for International Terminal. 

D. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with James Carpenter Design Assoc, 
for $40,000 for Construction Documents Phase 2.3 for 
sculptural light reflectors for International Terminal. 

VII. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to enter into agreement with Michael 
Manwaring for preliminary design services in the mid- 
Embarcadero for the Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project for 1st phase design fee of $37,500. 



VIII. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to enter into agreement with John Winder 
thru GSC Raphael Associates, an MBE firm, for the amount of 
$30,000 to provide architectural coordination services, 
research, specification preparation and construction 
management for the mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Project 

IX. MUNI Key Stops 
Eleanor Beaton 

Discussion of proposed artworks by Tirso Gonzalez 



X. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Ordinance Amendment Progress Report 

c. Hospital Parking Garage 

d. Civic Center Courthouse 

e. Water Department Projects 

f. Market Street Art in Transit 

g. Ocean Beach Terminal 



XI. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILny INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildin". 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request V 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 






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^VISUAL ARTS CO MMITTEE MEETING 
' Wednesday, C gune 19, 19962> 
3:00P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



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JUN 1 4 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item . 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
Commission Gallery MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
401 Van Ness Avenue APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
415 554.6080 RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



I . Consent Calender 

a. Motion to approve artwork by Hideo Yoshida for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

b. Motion to approve artwork by Caryl Henry for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

c. Motion to approve travel budget of up to $4500 each for 
Buster Simpson and Bill Maxwell for design services for 
Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Project. 

d. Motion to approve increased payment of up to $1,000 to 
Ray Beldner for lighting expenses incurred in Ocean 
beach terminal Art Project. 

e. Motion to approve increase in contract amount of up to 
$50,000 to Paley Studios for the fabrication of an 
additional pair of security Gates for the Civic center 
CourtHouse. 

f. Motion to approve mural design by Dan Pontes for the 
Bethany Center Senior Housing and mural design by 
Johanna Poethig for ArtSpan at Asian Inc., 450 Ellis, 
both projects sponsored by the Mural Resource Center. 



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Motion to approve fee request from the joint venture 
architects for the International Terminal of $20,852 
for assistance in the preparation and issuance of 
Contract Documents and for Construction Administration 
phase of James Carpenter's artwork for the 
International Terminal. 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240, San Francisco, CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



Motion to acce 
Root " , by Rene 
includes light 
Chinese, lamps 
Asia and point 
panels stencil 
painted and co 
commissioned f 
Francisco Publ 
Commission. 



pt into the Civic Art Collection ''Take 

Yung, an environmental artwork which 
ing, aluminium signage in English and 

stenciled with points of departure in 
s of arrival in the United States, copper 
ed with poems by community poets, and 
pper leafed columns and beams, 
or the Chinatown Branch of the San 
ic Library by the San Francisco Art 



i. Motion to approve final payment to Rene Yung for "Take 
Root", an environmental artwork for the Chinatown 
Branch Library. 

j . Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 

"Sheriff's Star Lobby and Plaza" by Vicki Scuri , 
consisting of specialty paving, seating, vent sculpture 
and landscape design, commissioned for the new 
Sheriff's Facility by the San Francisco Art Commission. 

k. Approval to pay Conrad Solvig. & Co. $7,500 for 

sandblasting and resealing plaza pavers at the new 
Sheriff's Facility. 

1. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection Doug 

Hollis's ceramic frit windows and mechanical screens, 
commissioned for the new Sheriff's Facility by the San 
Francisco Art Commission. 

m. Approval of Brian Goggin's proposal for a site specific 
sculpture installation for a building at 6th and Howard 
Streets . 

n. Authorization to pay Michael Manwaring start-up monies 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project in the amount of $5,000 to be allocated 
out of the $37,500 preliminary design fee previously 
approved . 

o. Authorization to pay Stanley Saitowitz, Vito Acconci 
and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon start up design fees 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon in the amount 
of $2,500 from funds previously approved by the Art 
Commission for this purpose. 



Authorization to pay John Winder up to $5,000 in fees 
for technical services, research and architectural 
coordination for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon 
project . 



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II. Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton and Michael Manwaring 

Review and discussion of proposed text for King Street 

pylons . 

III. New Library Mural Presentation 
Carlota del Portillo 
Presentation 

Motion to approve the design of a mural for the 
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room of the New Main 
Library. 

IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on Gate Room Wall Project 

b. Discussion of entryway project 

c. Airport Brochure 
Motion to approve expenditure of $3,700 for design and 
reprinting of the Airport Art Brochure. 

V. Mid-Embarcadero Artists' Proposals 

Presentation of preliminary concept by Buster Simpson 
and Bill Maxwell 

VI. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of concrete repair test and stainless steel 

banding 

Discussion of skateboarding issue 

VII. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Review 

Motion to approve artist candidates recommended by 

Selection Panel. 

VIII. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

a. Collections Accessions and Deaccessions 

i. Motion to accept with gratitude a painting from the 

artist, Bruce Skogen an Untitled work, 1977, fixalland 

acrylic on masonite, 48 x 65-3/4 " into the Civic Art 

Collection, 
ii. Motion to accept with gratitude from the Writers 
J Corp program a work by David Fremont titled "From the 

(415) area", 1996, mixed media, into the Civic Art 

Collection. 



iii. Motion to deaccession from the Civic Art Collection 

a work by Gary Graham titled "Oceanus", 1991, mosaic, 
6 diameter (1991.1) located on the Ocean Beach Wall 
due to structural damage beyond reasonable repair 
costs . 

b. Old Main Library /Asian Art Museum 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with the Asian Art Museum 
concerning the artwork remaining in the Old Main 
Library as the property transfers to the Asian Art 
Museum. 

c. Collections Project Updates: 

i. Pioneer Monument Plaque meeting progress 
ii. Bufano Sculpture Relocation Project 

IX. Harvey Milk Memorial 

Nancy Gonchar 

Discussion of workshops with Castro Area Planning and 

Action 

X. Staff Reports 

Gallery 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 



A CCESSfniLITY INFORM A TIOiW 

*PLirsiK'int to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Reliabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans v.-iili 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Con\;nission will be held a' ^5 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetm^js are held i;; 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildinc. 

Acce.s.sible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in v.heelchairs, v.ill be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-Stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accesslbilitj' hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDIN.ANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Connmissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INTORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDIN.^'CE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
& Education 
Cultural Equity Grants 
DPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art 



SAN FRANCISCO ART CO MM I S S lO N 

Notice: The ^Visual Arts Committee j7g^iLLaji_jnpnt.hly 
^meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, 6June 19, 1996 ^ has 
^been postponed for lack of a quorum. 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



t Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 2 5 1996 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Community Arts 

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Cultural EauiTY Grants 

Ors Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



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Notice : 



DOCUMENTS DEP^. 

. JUN2 5 1996 



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:^ :^, AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday , ^ June 267 199^ 
3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MISSION Gallery ^^^ INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
''4^1 v"n'n°e^s a^'enuI APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
415.554 0080 RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Consent Calender 

Motion to approve artwork by Hideo Yoshida for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

Motion to approve artwork by Caryl Henry for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

Motion to approve travel budget of up to $4500 each for 
Buster Simpson and Bill Maxwell for design services for 
Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Project. 

Motion to approve increased payment of up to $1,000 to 
Ray Beldner for lighting expenses incurred in Ocean 
beach terminal Art Project. 

Motion to approve increase in contract amount of up to 
$50,000 to Paley Studios for the fabrication of an 
additional pair of security Gates for the Civic center 
CourtHouse . 

Motion to approve mural design by Dan Pontes for the 
Bethany Center Senior Housing and mural design by 
Johanna Poethig for ArtSpan at Asian Inc., 450 Ellis, 
both projects sponsored by the Mural Resource Center. 




City and County of 
\ San Francisco 



Motion to approve fee request from the joint venture 
architects for the International Terminal of $20,852 
for assistance in the preparation and issuance of 
Contract Documents and for Construction Administration 
phase of James Carpenter's artwork for the 
International Terminal. 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco, CA. 94102 



TEL. 415.252.2 5 90 fax 415.252.2595 



h. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection "Take 
Root", by Rene Yung, an environmental artwork which 
includes lighting, aluminium signage in English and 
Chinese, lamps stenciled with points of departure in 
Asia and points of arrival in the United States, copper 
panels stenciled with poems by community poets, and 
painted and copper leafed columns and beams, 
commissioned for the Chinatown Branch of the San 
Francisco Public Library by the San Francisco Art 
Commission. 

i. Motion to approve final payment to Rene Yung for "Take 
Root", an environmental artwork for the Chinatown 
Branch Library, 

j. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 

"Sheriff's Star Lobby and Plaza" by Vicki Scuri, 
consisting of specialty paving, seating, vent sculpture 
and landscape design, commissioned for the new 
Sheriff's Facility by the San Francisco Art Commission. 

k. Approval to pay Conrad Solvig. & Co. $7,500 for 

sandblasting and resealing plaza pavers at the new 
Sheriff's Facility. 

1. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection Doug 

Hollis's ceramic frit windows and mechanical screens, 
commissioned for the new Sheriff's Facility by the San 
Francisco Art Commission. 

m. Approval of Brian Goggin's proposal for a site specific 
sculpture installation for a building at 6th and Howard 
Streets . 

n. Authorization to pay Michael Manwaring start-up monies 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project in the amount of $5,000 to be allocated 
out of the $37,500 preliminary design fee previously 
approved . 

o. Authorization to pay Stanley Saitowitz, Vito Acconci 
and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon start up design fees 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon in the amount 
of $2,500 from funds previously approved by the Art 
Commission for this purpose. 

p. Authorization to pay John Winder up to $5,000 in fees 
for technical services, research and architectural 
coordination for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon 
project . 



II. Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton and Michael Manwaring 

Review and discussion of proposed text for King Street 

pylons . 

III. New Library Mural Presentation 

Carlota del Portillo 
Presentation 

Motion to approve the design of a mural for the 
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room of the New Main 
Library. 

IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on Gate Room Wall Project 

b. Discussion of entryway project 

c. Airport Brochure 

Motion to approve expenditure of $3,700 for design and 
reprinting of the Airport Art Brochure. 

V. Mid-Embarcadero Artists* Proposals 

Presentation of preliminary concept by Buster Simpson 
and Bill Maxwell 

VI. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of concrete repair test and stainless steel 

banding 

Discussion of skateboarding issue 

VII. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Review 

Motion to approve artist candidates recommended by 

Selection Panel. 

VIII. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

a. Collections Accessions and Deaccessions 

i. Motion to accept with gratitude a painting from the 

artist, Bruce Skogen an Untitled work, 1977, fixalland 
acrylic on masonite, 48 x 65-3/4 " into the Civic Art 
Collection, 
ii. Motion to accept with gratitude from the Writers 

Corp program a work by David Fremont titled "From the 
(415) area", 1996, mixed media, into the Civic Art 
Collection. 



iii. Motion to deaccession from the Civic Art Collection 

a work by Gary Graham titled "Oceanus" , 1991, mosaic, 
6 diameter (1991.1) located on the Ocean Beach Wall 
due to structural damage beyond reasonable repair 
costs . 

b. Old Main Library /Asian Art Museum 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with the Asian Art Museum 
concerning the artwork remaining in the Old Main 
Library as the property transfers to the Asian Art 
Museum. 

c. Collections Project Updates: 

i. Pioneer Monument Plaque meeting progress 
ii. Bufano Sculpture Relocation Project 

IX. Harvey Milk Memorial 

Nancy Gonchar 

Discussion of workshops with Castro Area Planning and 

Action 

X. Staff Reports 

Gallery 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 



A CCESSiniLFTY IM-OKMA TIO.\ 

*Pur.suant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabihtatior, Act and the 1990 Americans v.itli 
Disabilities Act. all City agencies will make reasonable accominodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of tlie Art Commission will be held at 2^ 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ne.ss. .AH meetinss are held i:; 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators \n the lobby ol' the buildins. 

Acce.s.siblc seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, v.ill be available. 

.Acccs.sihle curbsidc parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains--stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility- hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNT)ER THE SUNSHINE ORDIN.ANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations axe conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE EnFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNT)ER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDIN.ANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

DPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



SAN FRANCISCOy^RT COMMISSION 



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Notice : 



DOCUMENTS DEP*^. 
JUL 1 5 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



^ AGENDA 



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VISUAL ARTS REGULAR COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, , J[uly 17, 1996^ 
3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item . 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



I . Consent Calender 

Motion to approve internship grant award to Esther 
Reyes in the amount of $5,000 for assisting public art 
program with recruitment of artists of color for 
Moscone Project. 

II. Richmond Recreation Center 

Seyed Alavi 

Robert Nist, Bureau of Architecture 

Final approval of Seyed Alavi 's integrated public art 

concept , 

III. 700 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Tonia Macneil, Robert Catalusci 

Presentation. 

Motion to approve conceptual design for 700 

Pennsylvania Avenue Muni Facility. 

IV. 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley 
Presentation 

Motion to approve design development of art work for 
the south wall of the 911 Center. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Motion to approve design development of artwork by 
Clifford Rainey. 

V. Collections 
Debra Lehane 

a. Proposed Gift to the Collection: Presentation of 
proposed gift of Herb Caen Way. 



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b. Report on meeting for Pioneer Monument Plaque Text 
Discussion and possible submission of revised text. 

c. Motion to approve design for barrier by Art Effects for 
Pomodoro sculpture, San Francisco International 
Airport . 

d. Progress report on Bufano "Peace" sculpture 
installation. 

e. Report on conservator's findings for artwork in Old 
Main Library/Asian Art Museum and on negotiations with 
Asian Art Museum. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton 

Motion to approve selection panel recommendations for 

Market Street Art in Transit Cycle 5 

VII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Update on status of 155 and 165 Grove Street. 

VIII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Motion to approve purchase of "Do Not Disturb" and 
"Just Tryin' to Make It" charcoal on paper by Ben 
Hazard for $2,250 each for the Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 

IX. Staff Reports 

Gallery 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Skateboarding 



A CCESSIBILrrV INFORM A TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Conrmiissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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A C 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

&. Education 

Cultural Eqjjity Grants 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 31 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MINUTES 



^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
' Wednesday, July 17, 1996 > 



Commissioners Present: 
Stanlee Gatti 
Andrew Lisac 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 
Rupert Jenkins 
Nancy Gonchar 
Tenia Macneil 
Eleanor Beaton 



IT Commission Gallery Th^ meeting was Called to Order at 3:45 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

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I . Consent Calender 



Motion to approve internship grant award to Esther 
Reyes in the amount of $5,000 for assisting public art 
program with recruitment of artists of color for 
Moscone Project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II . Richmond Recreation Center 

Seyed Alavi presented his final art concept for the review 
of the Commissioners. He explained that his concept is 
totally integrated into the design of the landscape and is 
based upon a poetic interpretation of the principle of Feng 
Shui. In his design, he tried to accommodate the needs and 
interests of the very diverse users of the park who 
represent a range of cultures and ages. Staff commented 
that the project had a very difficult beginning and it was 
due to the perseverance of the artist and the support of 
project manager, Robert Nist that the project has had such 
a successful outcome. Poetry will be inscribed onto the 
surface of granite boulders placed throughout the park. The 
Commissioners complimented the artist on his thoughtful 
design and voted final approval. 

Motion to approve final design of artwork by Sayed 
Alavi for the Richmond District Recreation Center. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 




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III . 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center 

Cheryl Riley presented her revised design for artwork on 
the exterior wall of the 9-1-1 Center. The surface of the 
wall has been revised so that the artwork will be 
continuous along 68 feet of the wall. As a result, there 
will be increased opportunity for inclusion of the work 
done by children and community youth. 

The wall will now be fabricated of individual steel panels 
to which the artwork will be added before the panels are 
installed on the site. This will allow for greater quality 
control during fabrication. 

The presentation by Clifford Rainey is postponed until 
August . 

Motion to approve design development of art work by 
Cheryl Riley for the south wall of the 9-1-1 Emergency 
Center. 

MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Collections 

a. Proposed Gift to the Collection. Rescheduled for August. 

b. Report on meeting for Pioneer Monument Plaque Text. 

Debra Lehane reported on the outcome of the July 12th 
meeting concerning the language of the Pioneer Monument 
Plaque. The meeting had representatives from the Spanish 
and Mexican Counsels, the Franciscans, the Native 
Americans, the Archdiocese, a historian and the Art 
Commission. The meeting was facilitated by Anne Smith 
through the Arts Arbitration and Mediation services of 
California Lawyers for the Arts. It was unanimously agreed 
by the Working Committee to recommend the following 
language to the Art Commission for approval at the August 
5th meeting. 

Motion to approve the following text for the Pioneer 
Monument plaque: 

CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICANS 

The Pioneer Monument, created in 1894, represents a 
conventional attitude of the 19th Century. It commemorates 



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the settlement of California by "western civilization". 
This plaque, added in 1996, seeks to acknowledge the effect 
of this settlement on the California Native Americans. The 
three figures of "Early Days", a Native American, a 
missionary, and a vaquero, represent the three cultures of 
early California. At least 300,000 Native people --and 
perhaps far more-- lived in California at the time of first 
European settlement in 1769. During contact with 
colonizers from Europe and the United States, the Native 
population of California was devastated by disease, 
malnutrition and armed attacks. The most dramatic decline 
of the Native population occurred in the years following 
the discovery of gold in 1848. By 1900, according to the 
US census, California's Native American population had been 
reduced to 15,377. In the twentieth century, California's 
Indian population steadily rebounded, reaching 236,078 in 
1990. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

c. San Francisco International Airport. Arnoldo Pomodoro 

Barrier 

Two design options of a barrier for the Pomodoro sculpture 
at the airport was presented to the committee by Debra 
Lehane . Both designs consisted of an ellipse of 1/4" 
safety glass to enclose the sculpture. The design option 
involved the brackets for holding the curved glass sections 
in place. Design option B which is a single inverted "T" 
was preferred on option A which consisted of three smaller 
brackets. 

Motion to approve design Option B for barrier by Art 
Effects for Pomodoro sculpture, San Francisco 
International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

d. Progress report on Bufano "Peace" sculpture 
installation. 

Debra Lehane reported that the Peace sculpture had been 
removed from the Airport and is in Sheedy's yard waiting 
installation on Brotherhood Way. The project is 



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experiencing problems regarding the final approval of the 
Encroachment Permit from the Board of Supervisors. 
Supervisor Bierman has voiced a preference for a more 
prominent location for the sculpture. She is the chair of 
the Housing and Land Use committee which must hear the 
permit request. Commissioners and staff discussed the Art 
Commission's position on the matter. It was decided that 
the position of the Visual Art Committee was that the 
location on Brotherhood Way was still considered to be the 
most appropriate location for the sculpture. 

e. Report on conservator's findings for artwork in Old 

Main Library/Asian Art Museum and on negotiations with 
Asian Art Museum. 

Debra Lehane distributed conservation reports by sculpture 
conservator Glen Wharton and mural conservator Anne 
Rosenthal. The report by Anne Rosenthal was of particular 
interest since her report discussed the Piazzoni and DuMond 
murals. Her expert opinion stated that removal of any 
mural would result in some degree of damage. The damage to 
the DuMond murals would be less noticeable and easier to 
repair. The damage which would occur to the Piazzoni 
murals would be far more dramatic with repairs being near 
impossible to execute without notice. It was Ms. 
Rosenthal's position that she could not support removal of 
the Piazzoni murals except in the most extreme situation 
where they would be in danger of destruction. Ms. Lehane 
and Director Newirth also informed the Committee that 
negotiations with the Asian Art Museum which had been 
approved at the June meeting were not proceeding. It was 
decided that Director Newirth would contact Emily Sano , 
Director of the Asian Museum to further discuss the 
conservation reports and negotiations. 

V. Market Street Art in Transit 

Motion to approve Selection Panel recommendations for 
Market Street Art in Transit Program Cycle 5, for Open Site 
projects, contingent upon permits and permissions from 
private property owners and City agencies, as follows: 

Mike Blockstein/Gretchen LeMaistre for a commission of 
up to $7,000 for an interdisciplinary project exploring 
concepts of "exchange" and "value" with residents of the 
San Cristina and youth from the County Community 



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Day School, subject to submission and approval of a more 
detailed plan for a final exhibit and interaction on 
Market Street . 

Chris Brown for a commission amount up to $7,000 
for a series of musical performances on Market Street 
of an interactive electronic music installation 
"Talking Drum" , in collaboration with Inner City- 
Public Art Projects for Youth. 

Chandra Cerrito for a commission amount up to $5,500 
for "Word Sculptures" appearing directly on 
existing street furniture surfaces. 

Joe Mangrum for a commission amount not to exceed 
$2,000, subject to submission and approval of a detailed 
proposal, for his project to fertilize the streets with 
art . 

Miya Masaoka/ Daisy Anarchy for a commission amount 
not to exceed $7,000 for a series of four performance 
events and a workshop entitled, "What is the Difference 
Between Stripping and Playing the Violin?. " 

Project Bandaloop for a commission amount up to $7,000 
for a series of four aerial performances in conjunction 
with a one week interactive climbing installation on Market 
Street. 

AND to approve Selection Panel recommendations for kiosk 
poster display projects as follows: 

Sara Bates up to $6800 for the creation of six camera- 
ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk display for 
photographic posters of "Honoring Circles." 

Enrique Govantes up to $6800 for the creation of six 
camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk display for a 
project that characterizes the activities and scenery along 
Market St. at various times of day. 

Mildred Howard up to $6800 for the creation of six 
camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk display for a 
series of images that reflect the diversity of the city and 
focus on directions to those communities where this 
diversity exists. 



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StreetSheet (Lydia Ely) up to $6800 for the creation 
of six camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk display 
for "Sights Unseen", a project highlighting the work of 
artists, writers and vendors of the Streetsheet. 

AND to approve Selection Panel recommendations for 
alternates poster projects, subject to potential 
implementation in fiscal year 1997-98 as follows: 

Meredith Charpentier up to $6800 for the creation of 
six camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk display for 
"ProGirl", a collaborative visual art project teaming 
established female artists with teen age girls. 

Tomas Nakada up to $6800 for the creation of six 
camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk display for a 
project which investigates the role that pigeons play in 
the ecology of the city. 

Frederick Hayes/Carrie Scoville up to $6800 for the 
creation of six camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk 
display for a series of images of Market Street's 
independent vendors. 

Chris Komater for 6 vintage movie posters in which 
characters in old films set in SF will be replaced by 
or joined by contemporary gay San Franciscans. 

Andre Kreft up to $6800 for the creation of six 
camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk display for a 
project which uses photographic images and text to describe 
persons, events or places significant to the history of 
Market Street. 

Reanne Estrada/Mail Order Brides up to $6800 for the 

creation of six camera-ready artworks and a 24 poster kiosk 

display for "Home is where the heart is.... and I left my 
heart in San Francisco." 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 



VI. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Update on status of 155 and 165 Grove Street. No 

further movement regarding the possible demolition of 



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the sites for use by the Health Department, as 
requested by the Real Estate Dept . The consensus among 
Commissioners and staff is to fight to keep the 
gallery and raise funds for retrofitting. The Mayor 
has indicated to Commissioner Gatti that he wants the 
building to remain standing. Jenkins announced the 
gallery reception Friday, July 19 and invited all 
commissioners to attend. 

VII. Mental Health Facility 

Jill Manton requested approval to purchase two additional 
artworks for the skilled Mental Health Facility. The 
artworks have been approved by the Hospital, for 
installation in the staff work area. 

Motion to approve purchase of "Do Not Disturb" and 
"Just Tryin' to Make It" charcoal on paper by Ben 
Hazard for $2,250 each for the Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 

MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII. Staff Reports 

Promenade Ribbon/Skateboarding Meeting 

Jill Manton reported to the Commissioners that a hearing on 
the skateboarding issue has been scheduled before the Land 
Use and Housing Committee of the Board of Supervisors on 
August 15th at 10:00 AM. 

Historical and Interpretive Signage Pro.iect 

Jill Manton reported that she had received a response from 
the staff of the Waterfront Transportation Projects 
regarding the proposed text for the King Street segment of 
the Historic and Interpretive Signage Project. This segment 
of text includes historical transcripts of testimony from 
Native American converts. The Waterfront Transportation 
Project staff had suggested that the Art Commission inform 
the Mayor of the proposed project and its content. 
Commissioner Gatti informed staff that he had already 
spoken with the Mayor about the project. 

General Hospital Parking Garage 

The new San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center 
Parking Garage finally opened on July 13. The building is 
scheduled to be dedicated on August 8 at 11:00 am. Tonia 



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Macneil encouraged commissioners to attend the dedication 
and view the wonderful artwork by Ann Chamberlain. The 
mayor has been invited and Commissioner Gatti will make 
remarks . 

Muni Key Stops 

Eleanor Beaton reported to the Commissioners that Muni and 
the Art Commission had received a petition in support of 
Tiso Gonzalez* artwork for the J Church Muni Key Stops. 
Muni will be going forth with Gonzalez' work at the 24th 
and 30th Street stops. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 pm. 

Submitted : 
Jill Manton 
Rupert Jenkins 
Debra Lehane 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 



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programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

;uLTURAL Equity Grants 

Gallery 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



'Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSIO 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 8 1995 



AGENDA 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 
' Wednesday 1 v ^eptember 18, 1996 
3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



I. 



Consent Calender 






Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, Alice 
Aycock's ^'Functional and Fantasy Stair", 1996, a large 
scale sculpture and functional spiral staircase in 
aluminum, painted steel, plaster, and rubber flooring, 
installed in the periodical reading room of the Main 
Library . 



B. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, Alice 
Aycock's ^'Cyclone Fragment" , 1996, a large scale 
suspended sculpture out of aluminum, installed in the 
Main Library. 

C. Motion to approve final payment to Aye Ltd. (Alice 
Aycock) on Contract #2840006 for fabrication and 
installation of '^ Functional and Fantasy Stair" and 
'' Cyclone Fragment" . 

D. Motion to approve Richard Armstrong's proposed design 
for Market Street Art in Transit poster series. 

E. Motion to approve final payment to Elizabeth Saltos for 
completion of all work on contract #2830027 and 
installation of art work at Fire Station #44. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



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F. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the art 
work by Elizabeth Saltos located Fire Station #44, 1298 
Grand Ave. , San Francisco. 

G. Motion to approve the proposed wrapping of city 
monuments by the San Francisco Art Institute Artists 
Committee with a black ribbon as part of the observance 
of Day Without Art December 1, 1996 . 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



H. Motion to approve the loan of Richard Diebenkorn Still 

Life with Letter, 1961, oil on canvas to an exhibition 

being organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art 
titled Richard Diebenkorn (Sept 25, 1997-January 11, 

1998) with an exhibition itijierary to the Phillips 

Collection, Washington DC (May-August 1998) and the San 

Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Sept. 24, 1998 - 
January 3, 1999). 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay Thomas Swann Signs the amount of $1750 for 
replacement of two Gold Mountain Podium plaques due to 
vandalism. 

II. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins for $12,00.0 to design an artwork for the west 
facade of the Aviation Archive and Museum at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

B. Review and approval of proposed design modification to 
Su-Chen Hung ' s glass "welcome" panels. 

C. Review and approval of Ann Preston's terrazzo rosette 
proposed for Concourse A. 

III. 9-1-1 Center 

Tonia Macneil, Sonia Manjon 

A. Final report on summer art workshops. 

B. Report on status of artwork design by Cheryl Riley and 
Clifford Rainey. 

C. Review of final designs. 

D. Motion to approve final artwork design by Cheryl Riley 
and Clifford Rainey for 9-1-1 Center. 

E. Motion to approve final payment to Sonia Manjon for 
completion of work as coordinator of summer art 
workshops . 

IV. 700 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Tonia Macneil, Robert Catalusci 

A. Presentation of design. 

B. Motion to approve design development of artwork by 
Robert Catalusci for the 700 Pennsylvania Muni 
facility. 

V. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil, John Thomas, Josh Sarantitis 
Review of final design of artwork. 



VI. Preliminary Design for Mid-Embarcadero Public Art 
Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Promenade Ribbon 

B. Historic and Interpretive Signage 

C. Buster Simpson's Proposal for Foot Sculpture 

D. Bill Maxwell's China Sky 

E. Motion to approve preliminary design for all four 
projects . 

F. Motion to authorize contract with Failure Analysis 
Associates for consultation services relative to the 
Promenade Ribbon, amount to be determined at Committee 
meeting . 

VII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Report 

B. Art in City Hall Project 

C. Presentation of exhibition proposals 

VIII. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Review of final design 

B. Motion to approve final design of artwork by Fresco for 
Jose Coronado Playground 

IX. Civic Center Court House - 4th Floor Family Court 
Area 

Jill Manton 

A. Presentation of Ann Preston's Final Design 

B. Motion to authorize Ann Preston to proceed with 
fabrication of process for artwork for Civic Center 
Court House, 4th floor Family Court area. 

X. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion of proposed sculpture gift from donor Roy 
Maloney to Herb Caen Way by sculptors Robbie Robbins 
and Lou Pearson. 

XI . Staff Reports 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Skateboarding 

Collections 

Fire Station #24 

Moscone Convention Center 

XII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at '^^ 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All mcetin"s are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the. two main elevators ir. ihe lobby of the buildinc 

Acces.siblc seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibilitj- hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public m.eetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to acconnmodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDIN.ANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County e.xist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



^AN FRANCISCO /.RT COMMISSION 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

TULTURAL EOyiTY GRANTS 

Gallery 

IPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 






^ MINUTES 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Wednesday, (Sept. 



MEETING 
18, 1996 > 



^^J - 8 1996 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Commissioners Present 
Stanlee Gatti 
Andrew Lisac 
William Meyer 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Tenia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Rupert Jenkins 
Debra Lehane 
Nancy Gonchar 
Richard Newirth, 
Director 



The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 

I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept into Civic Art Collection, Alice 
Aycock's ''Functional and Fantasy Stair/' 1996, a large 
scale sculpture and functional spiral staircase in 
aluminum, painted steel, plaster, and rubber flooring, 
installed in the periodical reading room of the Main 
Library. 



B. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, 
Alice Aycock's "Cyclone Fragment ," 1996, a large scale 
suspended sculpture out of aluminum, installed in the 
Main Library. 

C. Motion to approve final payment to Aye Ltd. (Alice 
Aycock) on Contract #2840006 for fabrication and 
installation of "Functional and Fantasy Stair" and 

" Cyclone Frag men t . " 

D. Motion to approve Richard Armstrong's proposed 
design for Market Street Art in Transit poster series. 

E. Motion to approve final payment to Elizabeth 
Saltos for completion of all work on contract #2830027 
and installation of art work at Fire Station #44. 




F. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the 
art work by Elizabeth Saltos located at Fire Station 
#44, 1298 Grand Ave., San Francisco. 

G. Motion to approve the proposed wrapping of city 
^monuments by the San Francisco Art Institute Artists 

Committee with a black ribbon as part of the observance 
of Day Without Art December 1, 1996. 

H. Motion to approve the loan of Richard Diebenkorn 
Still Life with Letter, 1961, oil on canvas to an 
25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



exhibition being organized by the Whitney Museum of 
American Art titled Richard Diebenkorn (Sept. 25, 1997 
- Jan. 11, 1998) with an exhibition itinerary to the 
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. ( May-Aug . 1998) 
and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Sept. 24, 
1998 - Jan. 3, 1999) . 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Thomas Swann Signs the amount of S1750 
for replacement of two Gold Mountain Podium plaques due 
to vandalism. 

Motion to approve Consent Calendar. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II , Airport 

Susan Pontious briefly reviewed the status of 
location and fees for Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins. Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins were 
originally selected for Concourse B which due to delays 
has resulted in a decision by the Art Commission to 
find an alternate location in the Aviation Archive and 
Museum. The contract would provide for a final design 
proposal; $6,000 fees, $6,000 expenses (exclusive of 
engineering ) . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins for $12,000 to design an artwork for the west 
facade of the Aviation Archive and Museum at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Discussion for review and approval of proposed 
• design modification to Su-Chen Hung ' s glass "welcome" 
panels was postponed until October. 

Ms. Pontious described Ann Preston's terrazzo 
design in Concourse A. Ms. Preston is creating a dome 
which has crystalline forms based on mathematical 
formulas developed by English mathematician Arthur 
Penrose. Underneath the dome, she would like to do a 
graph4«— representation. The architect, Harry 
Overstreet, has reservations about the design, stating 
that it resembles a Star of David or an Islamic symbol. 
Ms. Pontious thinks the design is purely geometric and 
noted that no one else has voiced similar 
apprehensions. 



Motion to approve Ann Preston's terrazzo rosette 
proposed for Concourse A. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. 9-1^1 Center 

Tonia Macneil presented the final report on the 
summer art workshops. Sonia Manjon, a former staff 
member at the Art Commission, oversaw the workshops 
which were successfully attended by over 90 children 
with the help of nine interns. Ms. Macneil distributed 
the report and guidelines to the commissioners which 
outlined the process undertaken. The goal of the 
workshops was to create public artwork for the 9-1-1 
Center, allowing for a tangible means of public input. 
Although the children were originally supposed to 
fabricate the artwork, the materials have since been 
changed, which have precluded the integration of the 
artwork created in the workshop. One of the other 
goals was to make the 9-1-1 Center less intrusive on 
the community, instead, creating a sense of community 
ownership. 

In Ms. Manjon' s written proposal, she describes 
the interns' process of working with the public. Ms. 
Macneil hopes to use this project as a prototype for 
community involvement in future projects. Commissioner 
Gatti expressed his approval of this project report and 
Commissioner Rascon thought the report would be very 
useful to outside sources. Director Newirth commended 
Ms. Macneil for the overall success of the project, 
describing it as a "watershed" for future projects 
incorporating public input into the design of public 
artwork. Ms. Macneil noted that in similar future 
projects, parental signatures will be obtained in order 
to release the children's artwork. She requested 
approval for final payment to Sonia Manjon pending 
completion of the final report. 

Motion to approve final artwork design by Cheryl Riley 
for 9-1-1 Center 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

MotioTt— to approve final payment to Sonia Manjon for 
completion of work as coordinator of summer art 
workshops. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 



VOTE.: Unanimous 

IV . 700 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Ms. Macneil introduced the designer Robert 
Catalusci and described the site as a building on 
Pennsylvania and 22nd Street across from the 22nd 
Street Caltrain station, next to the freeway in an 
industrial area. Mr. Catalusci spent over a year 
conceptualizing and developing the surface and art 
elements with the city's architects with the hope of 
turning this building into a landmark. One main 
consideration in Mr. Catalusci 's design was the opening 
up of areas with light through the use of inverted 
pyramidal skylights. His design will incorporate 
integral sculptures in the gate and fence areas, as 
well as on the building facade. The color scheme of 
silver, red and black he proposes is consistent with 
the color scheme of the new Muni trains. Commissioner 
Meyer related his concern, as an architect, that the 
architects' artistic license may have been infringed 
upon. Ms. Macneil and Ms. Manton replied that Mr. 
Catalusci had developed an excellent rapport with the 
city's architects in house and had obtained consent at 
the project on' site for the artist to work in this 
capacity. Commissioner Gatti expressed his concern 
over the proposed color scheme if the Muni trains' 
colors did not change. Mr. Catalusci stated that he 
still would feel strongly about the color as it would 
uplift the area and provide a pleasant contrast to the 
background environment. The commissioners stated their 
enthusiasm for the design and concept. 

Motion to approve design development of artwork by 
Robert Catalusci for the 700 Pennsylvania Muni 
facility, pending further discussion of color scheme by 
the Civic Design Committee. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Jackson Playground 

Review of final design of artwork is on hold until the 
final design is completed per Ms. Macneil. 

VI . Preliminary Design for Mid-Embarcadero Public Art 
Program 

Jill Manton presented the preliminary layout for 
the IntQinretive Signage Project, as well as for the 
Promenade Ribbon in the Mid-Embarcadero area. Ms. 
Manton reported that the Promenade Ribbon Project 
received a high ranking as the best of ISTEA, awarded 
by the Department of Transportation and the California 
Transportation Commission. More than fifty percent of 



its funding will be offset by grant monies. According 
to a Port directive, the ribbon must be flush with the 
sidewalk, due to the attractiveness of raised elements 
to skateboarders, and the need for sidewalk space due 
to the large volume of foot traffic in this area. This 
requirement poses technical problems because the raised 
elements serve as the housing for the illuminators 
which power the fiber optic system. Ms. Manton is 
investigating the possibility of discreetly integrating 
the illuminators into bulkhead buildings. 

Director Newirth addressed the problem of seepage 
in the South Embarcadero and the need for failure 
analysis. Ms. Manton related that seepage through the 
concrete underneath the glass blocks has contributed to 
mold growth, obscuring the fiber optic illumination. 
Commissioner Gatti asked about variations in lamp 
color. Ms. Manton replied that adjustment was obtained 
by changing the illuminator dial. 

Ms. Manton reported that the Turnbull Seatwall is 
being removed because of its poor condition and will be 
replaced with the Promenade Ribbon. Ms. Manton will 
obtain more bids for failure analysis consultation 
services relative to the Promenade Ribbon. 

One other concern Ms. Manton related was that the 
ribbon is not shown on the Embarcadero model for the 
public. She said the public and Civic Design Committee 
should be informed about the omission. Commissioner 
Lisac concurred that the ribbon should appear on the 
model. Director Newirth commended Ms. Manton for her 
outstanding effort in obtaining such a large amount of 
funding singlehandedly . Commissioner Rascon personally 
acknowledged Ms. Manton 's fine work with this 
experimental project and her responsiveness to the 
diverse needs of the public. Commissioner Lisac 
thought this project would be an outstanding example to 
present before Congress. 

Ms. Manton described the Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project which has been completed in the South 
and North, and is currently being installed along the 
King Street corridor. She related that the Mid- 
Embarcadero layout is still in a preliminary, 
conceptual stage. The artist is working with a 
historian and is open to suggestions from the 
commissioners for additional themes or historical 
content. Ms. Manton hopes to incorporate some of the 
archaelogical artifacts that were unearthed during the 
construction of the underground tunnel which will 
extend'^Muni Metro from Market Street along the South 
Embarcadero. The podiums may be eliminated due to 
accessibility concerns for the disabled and the sight- 
impaired. Ms. Manton is working with a disabled access 
coordinator at the Department of Public Works. If 
podiums are removed, the project artist will develop a 



new element which would be brought before the committee 
for approval . 

Buster Simpson's multi-faceted proposal was 
presented next, which is to be placed on the 
Embarcadero promenade. The primary component of the 
artist's proposal will be a large sculpture of a foot. 
Ms. Manton further described the other projects 
proposed which include a water feature/lily pond at the 
rear of the Embarcadero Vaillancourt Fountana, which 
would contain indigenous plants and a sculptural ramp 
over the water which would provide access to the 
sculpture, replacing the rusting stairway. 
Commissioner Rascon felt that this was a dynamic 
proposal with man'y possibilities for collaboration. 
There was discussion regarding the budget and other 
components of the artist's proposal, such as the 
proposed relocation of King Carlos and De Anza statues 
to the foot of Market Street, and about a granite 
plaque to commemorate the origin of the Bull and Bear 
Market. Commissioner Gatti requested further 
consideration of alternate sites for this work, perhaps 
on the landside at the foot of Embarcadero. Ms. Manton 
replied that restriction of funding sources for the 
Roadway Improvements preclude placing the foot on the 
landside. Commissioner Lisac suggested moving it 
closer to the seawall or the Ferry Building. Ms. 
Manton replied that the Port has final jurisdiction 
over artwork on port property. All of the 
commissioners expressed concerns over the appropriate 
location of the work, as its uniqueness necessitates a 
niche which will highlight it. 

Ms. Manton moved on to a discussion of Bill 
Maxwell's China Sky, highlighting the location at the 
foot of Market Street and describing it as a nautilus- 
shaped structure with a descending circular ramp, which 
contains built-in seating. Ms. Manton described 
Maxwell's work as a water feature which will contain 
images made of light, bringing color and magic to the 
Embarcadero. Ms. Manton is working with Mr. Maxwell to 
develop a budget. One serious concern is that the City 
has not yet identified funds to provide for open space 
improvements, of which this would be a part. 

Commissioner Lisac expressed concern about 
pedestrian congestion, safety and litter in a location 
which would serve as a large public gathering space. 
Ms. Manton said these and other technical issues will 
be stu died with the architects. A fine mesh screen or 
glass wall was suggested to counter litter and safety 
problems. Ms. Manton will attempt to obtain funding 
for maintenance from adjacent properties. One Market 
Plaza and the Hyatt. Commissioner Rascon liked the 
deliberate, non-sectarian imagery of the work. 



Motion to approve preliminary design for all projects 

Promenade Ribbon 

MOTIOiN: Commissioner Gatti 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Historic and Interpretive Signage - pending discussion 

with the Department of Public Works regarding the 

podiums . 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 

SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Buster Simpson's Foot Sculpture - pending further 
discussion of siting specifications. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Bill Maxwell's China Sky - pending further discussion 
of drainpipe issues as expressed by Commissioner Lisac. 
MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Commissioner Rascon stated that he would be willing to 
assist Ms. Manton on the provisos by visiting sites. 

VII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins reported that Supervisor Yaki ' s 
office passed a resolution that the Art Commission put 
together a youth exhibition for the Youth Summit which 
he has been working on for the past week or so. Mr. 
Jenkins passed out a list of thirteen participants to 
the commissioners. The show will be opening October 
3rd. Mr. Jenkins is in the process of discussing with 
Yaki ' s office who will be handling the reception. He 
hopes to piggyback the two receptions - one for the 
Arts Project and one for the Veiled Memories exhibition 
on the same evening. He is sending another letter from 
Commissioner Gatti to the City Hall offices reiterating 
the need to work through the Commission regarding 
exhibitions at City Hall because it has been difficult 
to coordinate such exhibitions on such short notice. 
Mr. Jenkins passed out an outline detailing two 
proposed exhibitions for next year. The first proposal 
was f or '■*a"-site- specific sculptural exhibition to be 
curated by Carlos Loarca ( SOMAR) , showcasing work by 
four artists, which has been shown in various Bay Area 
locations, entitled "Three Miles Per Hour". The theme 
relates to slowing down to consider time, nature, the 
landscape, the environment, and one's own pace. Slides 



by the proposed artists were shown: Robert Ortbal ' s 
tin can sculpture installation, to be installed in the 
gallery window and another at the gallery entrance; 
Annette Tosti's paper and wire constructions; Cynthia 
Lenssen's installation of paper hangings; and Betsy 
Miller-Kusz ' s "portals" that will be located at the 
entrance to the rear gallery. Mr. Jenkins proposed 
this exhibit for May/ June , 1997. 

The second exhibit Mr. Jenkins proposed was by the 
San Francisco Arts Education Project, directed by Emily 
Keeler, a former commissioner, who has worked a great 
deal with curating youth art exhibitions. Mr. Jenkins 
stated that an impressive exhibition was shown at the 
Rena Bransten Gallery last year. There was also a 
large exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art { MOMA ) 
consisting of ten thousand bricks made by children 
around the country. Mr. Jenkins proposed hosting an 
exhibition entitled "Dreams and Nightmares" , dealing 
with waking/sleeping, good/bad, light/dark dichotomies, 
to be exhibited in April/May of 1997. 

Commissioner Rascon noted that Carlos Loarca has 
been associated with the SOMAR Cultural Center for more 
than a decade and expressed his enthusiasm for having 
him curate an exhibition. 

Motion to approve exhibition proposals 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII . Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil reviewed the final design for the 
building facade which had been changed from a previous 
proposal made several months prior by artists, Ray 
Patlan and Eduardo Pineda for the building. 
Originally, they had proposed using an image of a 
ballplayer. They have been working with the Civic 
Design Committee to try to more effectively integrate 
the artwork into the building design. Their current 
proposal is to use an image of a dog, integrating an 
endangered species theme. There will still be a band 
of tile over the door which will depict two condors. 
Their preference now is to simplify imagery and tone 
down the color scheme by alternating plain tile and 
spraypainted images. The artists prefer a plain 
monochrome background, but the Civic Design Committee 
preferred a brightly colored background more 
approprrerbe to the children's play area matching with 
play equipment. Commissioner Gatti asked why bright 
colors are necessary. Commissioner Rascon liked that 
the endangered species theme provided an appropriate, 
strong context with its cultural ties to the children 
who will be playing on the playground. Commissioner 



Gatti preferred the monochromatic style and requested 
that the minutes from the Civic Design Committee be 
checked regarding the approved colors of the playground 
equipment, whether they were primary colors or a 
hunter/forest green to go with the background. Nancy 
Gonchar stated that she would check the minutes. 

Motion to approve final design of artwork by Fresco for 
Jose Coronado Playground, pending further discussion of 
playground equipment colors. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IX. Civic Center Court House - 4th Floor Family Court Area 

Ms. Manton presented Ann Preston's final design 
for the zinc/fiberglass panels, stainless steel floor 
insets, bronze sculpture and glass/limestone fountain. 
She explained to the Commissioners that some of the 
Judges raised concerns about the definition of body 
parts on the banding that will serve as the trim for 
the zinc panels. Ms. Manton informed the Committee that 
the artist, Ann Preston has agreed to make adjustments 
in the representation of the figure which will flatten 
and diminish the curves represented. The Commissioners 
voted to approve the project's final design. Although 
they did not agree with the perception of the Judges, 
they agreed to allow the artist to make minor 
adjustments to address the concern stated above. 

Motion to authorize Ann Preston to proceed with 
fabrication of process for artwork for Civic Center 
Court House, 4th Floor Family Court area. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

X. Collections 

Debra Lehane introduced the sculptor Robbie 
Robbins, who with Lou Pearson, has been working on a 
sculpture entitled "Sail Skyward", that Roy Maloney 
wishes to donate to the city for proposed installation 
at Pier 7 on Herb Caen Way. Ms. Lehane related that 
Mr. Robbins had attended the last committee meeting 
which due to a lack of quorom necessitated his return 
today. Mr. Robbins said that the donor wished to 
donate to the city because he has been a long-time 
resi-t^nt and for reasons outlined in his letter. The 
artists have been developing the sculptural theme for 
many years. It is a simple, curvilinear design 
composed of mirror polish stainless steel with a 
textured finish. Mr. Robbins presented his maquette 
and described the imagery as an abstract evocation of a 



sailboat. Mr. Robbins had reviewed the Pier 7 site 
with a staff person from the Port for the Port 
Authority's comments. 

Commissioner Rascon opened up discussion. 
Commissioner Lisac expressed concerns about the 
pedestal and skateboarding, saying that the corners and 
slope of the black granite based needed to be 
protected. Commissioner Rascon asked Ms. Manton for 
her input due to her familiarity with the Waterfront 
location. Ms. Manton remarked that there were a great 
deal of projects going on in the proposed area and that 
the proposed placement of the work behind a public 
toilet was unusual. She reiterated Commissioner 
Lisac 's concern regarding skateboarding on the piece, 
as the area is notorious for skateboarding. She also 
questioned the proportionality between the base and the 
sculpture. Commissioner Rascon questioned the premise 
of accepting gifts to the Embarcadero area because of 
ongoing development and the acceptance of gifts in 
general. Commissioner Gatti said that donations should 
be accepted due to the generosity of donors, but that 
conditions such as locations should not be attached. 
Mr. Robbins replied that the donor would probably leave 
it up to the Commission to determine the most 
appropriate site. 

There was discussion regarding the location, 
mounting/engineering and maintenance costs of gifts. 
Ms. Lehane indicated that the Commission's gift policy 
requires that donors set up endowments to cover such 
costs. Director Newirth concurred with Ms. Lehane and 
emphasized the complexity of the Embarcadero property 
due to multiple decision makers' jurisdictions. Ms. 
Lehane said that she would look at the City's General 
Plan for underrepresented areas of the city as possible 
sites. Mr. Robbins asked if the donor had any input 
into location. Director Newirth interjected that he 
believed that gifts over $5,000 must go to the Board of 
Supervisors for approval. 

Motion to approve acceptance of "Sail Skyward" from 
donor Roy Maloney, pending further discussion of 
location, endowment, and further research. 

MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

XI . Staff Reports 

Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia MacNeil and Jill Manton presented Ron 
Fischer's preliminary proposal for a sculpture which is 
proposed for the roof of the Esplanade Ballroom. The 
Commissioners did not believe that this particular 
proposal could be accepted as designed and directed 



staff to communicate several points to the artist to be 
re-considered in the further revision and development 
of the concept. They wanted the artist to re-consider 
the height of the sculpture and to try to develop a 
relationship with the architectvire of the building. 
They supported he use of light in the sculpture and 
liked the roof top location, however they also 
encouraged the artist to think about a symbolic or 
meaningful relationship to San Francisco, something 
that would imbue the sculpture with landmark status. No 
vote was taken. 

XII. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

&. Education 

Iultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



MINUTES 



Commissioners Present: 

Armando Rascon (Chair) 
Andrew Lisac 
William Meyer 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
TO-^^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

c jjCTOBERier, 19916 :) NOV 1 1996 

SAN FRANCiSCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Staff Present: 

Street ARTISTS Licenses Eleanor Beaton 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 Nancy Gonchar 
Debra Lehane 



Jill Manton 
Richard Newirth 
Susan Pontious 






Consent Calender 

Motion: Motion to approve the following consent 
calender items: 

A. Motion to approve Precita Eyes Muralist's proposed 
design for a mural at Commodore Stockton 
Elementary School sponsored by the Chinatown 
Neighborhood Resource Center. 

B. Motion to approve mural project done by Children's 
HOPE Project and the Precita Eyes Mural Center at 
a garage site on Balmy Alley between Harrison and 
Folsom at 24th Street. 



C. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of 6 framed 
historical poster images of San Francisco valued 
at approximately $600 from Stewart Title of 
California for display in city Offices. 

D. Motion to increase the contract CT2860124 with 
Sheedy Drayage Company by $11,000 for added 
expenses and storage costs relating the Bufano 
sculpture "Peace" relocation project. 

Moved : Meyer/Lisac 
Vote: Unanimous 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



II. Airport 

A. Approval of Modification of Su-Chen Hung ' s 
Proposal 

Susan Pontious presented a design modification 
recommended for Su-Chen Hung ' s proposal. The 
proposal calls for twenty-two 60" x 36" cast glass 
panels attached to both sides of eleven support 
columns in the immigration area. Each panel is 
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together; the back panel is sandblasted with 
"welcome" in various languages. Originally the 
proposal called for both sections of glass to be 
cast glass. The modification calls for replacing 
the back panel with slumped glass. 

Aesthetically, the impact would be loss of about 1 
1/2" of visible cast glass. Financially, the net 
cost savings would be approximately $100,000. 

Ms. Pontious said that while making this 
modification would bring the project within 
budget, she explained that she is also 
investigating removing the fabrication and 
installation of the glass and framing from the 
General Contractor's contract. She explained that 
Tutor-Saliba Corp. was between $100,000 and 
$200,000 higher than other bidders on this 
project. 

She explained that alternate fabricators would 
have to be willing to carry a performance bond on 
John Lewis {the artisan who makes the cast glass), 
and the cost savings would have to be enough to 
justify the additional coordination necessary from 
the Art Commission. 

A discussion ensued regarding the pros and cons of 
various options for including artwork in the 
contract documents for the general contractor, vs. 
other means of coordinating work, such as the Art 
Commission contracting independently, assigning 
contracts to the General and so forth. The 
Committee requested that a presentation of various 
options be made at a later date, perhaps with 
George Wong, the City's construction attorney. 

Motion; Motion to approve a revised proposal for 
Su-Chen Hung ' s cast glass "welcome" panels, which 
calls for replacing the back cast glass section of 
each panel with slumped glass. 
Moved: Meyer/Lisac 
Vote ; Unanimous 

B. James Carpenter Sculptural Light Reflectors 

Susan Pontious reported that she was requesting 
approval to enter into contract with James 
Carpenter Design Assoc, to fabricate the steel 



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frame section of the sculptural light reflectors. 
She introduced James Carpenter and asked him to 
describe this phase of the project. Mr. Carpenter 
reported that the project was being broken down 
into segments in order to best coordinate with the 
construction schedule. The "tangs", or 
attachments to the skylight trusses, would be 
given to the General Contractor to fabricate along 
with the trusses. The steel supports would be 
fabricated by JCDA ' s subcontractor, and then 
installed, probably by the same subcontractor but 
under an assigned contract to the General. The 
frames would be attached to the tangs and 
installed prior to erection of the trusses. 

In a later contract, the fabric portion and glass' 
edge would also be fabricated by JCDA's 
subcontractors, and installed under the same 
arrangement. 

Susan Pontious explained that by assigning the 
installation contracts to the General, she 
intended to make the coordination issues the 
General's primary responsibility rather than the 
responsibility of the artist or the Art 
Commission. The Commissioners praised the artist 
and Ms. Pontious for their efforts to reduce the 
cost of the artist's project by hundreds of 
thousands of dollars without any sacrifice of 
quality or artistic intent. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
James Carpenter Design Associates for up to 
$303,300 to fabricate and transport the structural 
steel component of his Structural Light. 
Reflectors. 

Moved ; Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

III. Discussion on Jurisdictional Issues 

Rich Newirth 

Mr. Newirth gave the Commissioners background on 
jurisdictional issues and summarized recent incidents 
in .which other city entities had made decisions or 
taken positions on art-related items that may actually 
be within Art Commission purview. First, it has been 
said that the Port Commission wishes the Promenade 



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Ribbon artists to make the Mid-Embarcadero section of 
the sculpture entirely flat. Though the Port has the 
authority to decide what will go on Port land and where 
it will be placed, Mr. Newirth explained, decisions on 
the nature of the project itself are artistic and, as 
such, are made by the artists and the Art Commission. A 
second case pertained to the Mid-Embarcadero location 
of Bill Maxwell's "China Sky." Though the Planning 
Commission had gone on record to say that the piece was 
to be relocated, it is the Art Commission that has 
jurisdiction over the placement of art work. The third 
case pertained to the relocation of the Bufano statue 
"Peace" from the Airport. Though the staff and Art 
Commission had selected a suitable location, a 
Supervisor who was dissatisfied with the choice would 
not schedule a hearing for the required encroachment 
permit. Again, decisions on the location or relocation 
of a civic art work are within the purview of the Art 
Commission. Mr. Newirth explained that he was giving 
the Committee members this information for their 
reference in the event that they should have occasion 
to discuss the issue with members of the public or with 
representatives of other Commissions or agencies. 

IV. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Discussion re: alternative sites, and cost 
implications, for Foot Sculpture -by Buster Simpson and 
China Sky by Bill Maxwell. 

Jill Manton informed the Commissioners that she had 
recently learned of strong opposition to the location 
of China Sky by Bill Maxwell at the foot of Market 
Street. The thrust of the opposition focuses on the 
fact that the connection between Market Sreet and the 
Embarcadero should be uninterrupted. Committee Chair, 
Armando Rascon, voiced his support of the original 
location and expressed that he did not think china Sky 
would be an obstruction, nor did he believe that it 
would signficantly impair pedestrain movement and 
access. 

The project urban designer, Boris Dramov, has suggested 
an alternate location on Block 202. Bill Maxwell is 
amenible to consider an new location, but it require 
some alteration of his design and would require an 
additional fee. Rebecca Kohlstrand from the Waterfront 
Transportation Projects Office was present and informed 



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the Commission that the future of the underground 
parking garage proposed for Block 202 was uncertain and 
would not be decided as part of the final review 
process for the Mid-Embarcadero Roadway and Open Space. 

The Commissioners were concerned about approving a new 
location for the sculpture which had such an uncertain 
future. They instead suggested that China Sky be moved 
to an off-center location near the juncture of Market 
Street and Justin Herman Plaza south. Ms. Manton 
proposed that the Commissioners defer making a firm 
recommendation until such time as the artist could come 
to San Francisco to meet with the urban designer and 
come to a mutually agreeable location. The Committee 
agreed with this suggestion from staff. 

B. Progress Report on Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton reported that the artists have been given a 
mandate by the Port that the Ribbon shall be completed 
flsuh with the surronding pavement in front of the 
Ferry Building between Pier 5 and the Agricultural 
Building. Ms. manton communicated her understanding 
that this was based upon the Port's desire to avoid 
having an issue with the skateboarders in the Mid- 
Embarcadero and to provide as wide a walkway as 
possible in the vicinity of the Ferry Building for the 
heavy volume of traffic. Ms. Manton stated that while 
we want to respect and work with the Port's concenrs, 
she felt that the design of the Ribbon, an award 
winning artwork, had basically been predetermined by 
the Port. She urged the Commissioners to advocate for 
some flexibility in how the Port's concerns were 
addressed in the Ribbon design. 

The Commissioners expressed their strong support of the 
Ribbon artists and their understanding of the need to 
maintain a diplomatic and cooperative relationship with 
the Port. 

Discussion of proposal submitted by Arcus Architects 
for waterproofing solutions. (Carried over to next 
meeting . ) 

V. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion on gift policy review and collections 

management policy 



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Ms. Lehane identified the document sent to the 
Commissioners with their agendas as the Art 
Commission's Gift Policy. She hoped that they had 
reviewed it and asked if there were any questions or 
comments. The Gift Policy was identified as a sub 
policy of the Collections Management Policy which 
combines policies and procedures of the Public Art 
Program and the Civic Art Collection Program. Public 
Art had completed their portions of the document and 
the Civic Art portion is being drafted for review in 
the new future. 

As a policy of the Art Commission, Ms. Lehane is 
recommending that an Advisory Committee be created to 
advise on Collections issues. This committee will be a 
joint committee of staff, commissioners and outside 
curatorial experts. Their role will be to review in 
greater depth the Civic Art Collection and to make 
recommendations to the Visual Art Committee concerning 
specific objects and sub-collections such as the 
acceptance of gifts, de-accessioning of objects, 
location or re-siting of sculptures, etc. Ms. Lehane 
will draft a description of the Advisory Committee's 
role and present recommendations for the Advisory 
Committee at the November Visual Art Committee meeting. 

VI. Staff Reports 

A. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton announced the four November performances 
of "Talking Drum" coordinated by Chris Brown, and 
featuring youth writers and performers. 

B. Civic Center Court House 

Eleanor Beaton showed Commissioners photographs of 
Albert Paley's fabricated elevator handrail brackets. 
Commissioners expressed approval of artwork. 

C. Moscone Convention Center - Howard Street Project 
Jill Manton reported on her recent meeting with Moscone 
staff regarding the preliminary design by Ron Fischer 
for the Moscone Esplanade rooftop. Ms. Manton informed 
the staff with whom she met that the Art Commission did 
not approve of the submitted design, but believed there 
was potential to work with the site. However, the 
Moscone staff representatives expressed their concern 
that the site was not appropriate for any artwork of 
any kind. They offered to assist the Art Commission in 



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working with the Redevelopment Agency to reconsider 
some of the earlier sites proposed by the artist. 
Subsequently, Ms. Manton spoke with the artist who 
reaffirmed his strong wishes to work with this 
particular site. 

The Commissioners agreed that this site should not 
necessarily be abandoned, however a new or revised 
design was required. Commissioner Meyer strongly stated 
that the design should be developed in collaboration 
with the building architect and that it was not 
appropriate to impose an artwork on top of his design. 
Ms. Manton mentioned that this was her intent, however, 
she needed to work through Moscone staff in order to 
find out exactly who the architect was and where he was 
located. Apparently, the Moscone staff did not wish to 
take this step until they themselves were agreeable 
that they wished to pursue an artwork at this site. 
Staff was directed to work with Moscone to further 
explore the placement of a revised design on the 
Esplanade Rooftop site. 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

&. Education 

ULTUR^L Equity Grants 

Gallery 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 






DOGUMFMTS DPPT 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



' AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday ,v November 20, 1996^ 



25 



3:00 P.M. 

VAN NESS AVENUE, 



Suite 70 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 




I. 

A. 



B. 



C. 



D. 



II. 



Ill 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



Consent Calender 

Motion to approve increase in Carl Cheng's contract 
(CT2830002) by $7,754 to complete work on the skylight 
heliostats at the New Sheriff's Facility. 

Motion to increase conservation contract with Genevieve 
Baird by $35,000 for conservation of various monuments 
and sculptures for fiscal year 1996-97. 

Motion to approve the use of the $132,900 art 
enrichment funds generated by the Airport Rail Transit 
Maintenance Facility in a more publicly accessible 
location at the Airport. 

Motion to authorize increase of agreement with Lewis 
deSoto for Civic Center Court House by $3,050. 

Mid-Embarcadero Ribbon Design Review 

Jill Manton 

Proposal to procure services of Arcus Associates for 

waterproofing design solutions 

Motion to pay Arcus Associates an amount not to exceed 

$9,500 for waterproofing design solutions. 

Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Update on Art in City Hall 

Update on 155 Grove Street/City Site 

Possible motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into agreement with the Department of 

Public Health and Department of Real Estate regarding 

gallery sites at 155 and 165 Grove. 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240, San Francisco, CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Motion to approve revised proposals by Mildred Howard 
and the team of Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya for 
the gateroom walls. 

B. Motion to approve Selection Panel and Airport Art 
Steering Committee recommendations for proposals by 
Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert Garcia, Viola 
Frey, and Rigo for the gateroom walls. 

C. Motion to authorize payment. of $5000 each to Squeak 
Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert Garcia, Viola Frey, 
and Rigo for the gateroom walls. 

D. Report on impact of Airport value engineering on Keith 
Sonnier's proposal for Concourse G. 

E. Motion to approve final prototype of plaques for Lewis 
deSoto terrazzo floor. 

F. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with Ned Kahn to develop a 
proposal for $10,000 for the ART/Bart Station at SFO. 

V. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Report on Collections Management Policy and Advisory 
Committee. 

B. Report on gift from R. Maloney/Robbie Robins "Sail 
Skyward." 

C. Report on gift from Carl Djerrasi of sculpture by 
George Rickey titled "Double L" for New Main Library. 
Possible motion of gift acceptance. 

D. Report on Bufano location and Board Action. 
Motion to reaffirm Brotherhood Way location. 

E. Report on Adopt-A-Monument exhibition in City Hall, 
website and PSA. 

VI. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton 

Review of revised design by Ann Preston for fourth- 
floor Family Court. 

VII. Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 

Progress Report 

Motion to authorize the aggregation of funds from 

upcoming clean water projects for complete sculptural 

work associated with "Endangered Garden." 



VIII. staff Reports 

Chinatown Library- 
Market Street Art in Transit 
Muni Key Stops 
Collections 
Fire Station #24 
Moscone Convention Center 
Watershed Exhibit 
Muni Metro Art/Signage Program 
911 Center 

IX. Adjournment 



A CCESSWIUTY IN FORMA TION 

*Pur,suant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act arid the 1990 Americans wjtii 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held at ''S 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All mcetinns are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildinc 

Acces.sible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-Stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, "call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibilit)- hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDIN.ANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before Lhe people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



^MINUTES 
^VISUAL ARTS ^COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, ^qv. 20, 1996^ 



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Commissioners Present: 

Armando Rascon (chair) 

Stanlee Gatti (through item IV A) 

Andrew Lisac 

Bill Meyer 

Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Rupert Jenkins 
Donna Graves 
Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 
Richard Newirth 
Susan Pontious 



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DEC 5 1996 

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I. Consent Calendar 

Motion: Motion to approve the following consent 
calendar items: 
Vote ; Unanimous 

A. Motion to approve increase in Carl Cheng's 
contract (CT2830002) by $7,754 to complete work on 
the skylight heliostats at the New Sheriff's 
Facility. 

B. Motion to increase conservation contract with 
Genevieve Baird by $35,000 for conservation of 
various monuments and sculptures for fiscal year 
1996-97. 



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Motion to approve the use of the $132,900 art 
enrichment funds generated by the Airport Rail 
Transit Maintenance Facility in a more publicly 
accessible location at the Airport. 

Motion to authorize increase of agreement with 
Lewis deSoto for Civic Center Court House by 
$3,050. 



II. Mid-Embarcadero Ribbon Design Review 

Motion: Motion to procure the services of Arcus Assoc, 
for waterproofing design solutions and to pay Arcus 



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Assoc, an amount not to exceed $9,500 for waterproofing 
design solutions. 
Moved; Gatti/Meyer 
Vote ; Unanimous 

III. Gallery 

A. Hallway Exhibits 

Rupert Jenkins reported on recent successful 
openings for the Gallery and the hallway exhibits 
on the 3rd floor. He reported that a small 
committee was being formed to develop policy 
regarding the 3rd floor exhibits. Their first 
meeting would be in January, 1997. He also 
reported that recent vandalism to a series of 
photographs in the Visual Aids exhibit, organized 
by Supervisor Katz * s office, pointed to the 
vulnerability of artworks displayed in the 
hallways. He reported that these artworks were 
not covered by glass. 

Discussion ensued regarding the possibility of 
insurance and/or greater surveillance of the 
artwork. Mr. Jenkins reported that he had been 
looking into it, but so far, there was nothing 
available. Commissioner Gatti expressed the 
opinion that the Art Commission has to make a 
total disclaimer regarding protection of the 
artwork. Curating and protecting the artwork is 
not the Gallery's primary responsibility, and the 
Art Commission cannot afford to get further 
involved. Mr. Jenkins reported that he was 
seeking a $5,000 grant to help the artists with 
framing expenses for the hallway exhibit. 

B. Letter of Commendation 

Rupert Jenkins requested a letter of accommodation 
expressing the Commission's gratitude for work 
Teresa Piccolotti of Postfun has done developing 
the Gallery's Web Site page. 

Motion; Motion approving a letter of appreciation 

to be written on behalf of the Art Commission 

commending Teresa Piccolotti/Postfun for her work 

in designing and implementing the Gallery's Web 

site . 

Moved; Li sac /Meyer 

Vote; Unanimous 



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Motion; Motion approving a letter of appreciation 
to be written on behalf of the Art Commission 
commending Teresa Piccolotti/Postf un for her work 
in designing and implementing the Gallery's Web 
site . 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
:• . . Vote : Unanimous 

C. Gallery 

Commissioner Gatti reported that at a tour of the 
City Hall renovation he had requested that the 155 
Grove building be preserved. As a result, Mayor 
Brown has directed DPW staff to look into 
preserving the 155 Grove St. building. 
Commissioner Gatti reported that to preserve the 
building, the seismic retrofitting of the Gallery 
would have to be complete by August, 1997. This 
is when the Health Dept . has indicated that it 
needs to be able to occupy it. It was agreed that 
the Art Commission should proceed with getting its 
own estimates for this work. Meetings with Health 
Department and Art Commission officials have been 
scheduled to discuss each department's needs for 
the building. 

IV. Airport 

A. Revised Proposals by Mildred Howard and Juana 
Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya. 

Susan Pontious presented revised proposals by 
Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya and Mildred 
Howard. , . 

1. Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya 

In response to concerns expressed by the 
"^av Airline liaisons, the artists revised their 

• '3' proposal to 1) show a tender, but clearly 

happy meeting between the African and African 
-*' American man and woman; 2) Eliminate the 

"flying child" , and show her being lifted 
playfully in the air; 3) eliminate the 
airplane; 4 ) make it clearer that the woman 
and child are happily greeting each other. 
- Ms. Pontious reported that the Airport Art 
Steering Committee had approved this 
proposal . 

Motion; Motion to approve the revised 
proposal by Juana Alicia and Emmanuel 
' ' Montoya. 



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Moved: Lisac/Gatti 
Vote ; Unanimous 

2. Mildred Howard 

Ms. Pontious reported that after meeting with 
the Airline liaisons, she and the artist 
realized that it was unlikely that the artist 
could modify her "suitcase" proposal to 
satisfy the concerns of the airlines. 
Therefore the artist has pursued another 
concept. Entitled "Sait Peanuts", Howard 
intends to use saxophones as a sculptural 
element . Above and below the sculpture would 
be the musical score for the opening bars of 
the Charlie Parker tune, Salt Peanuts. 

Motion: Motion to approve Mildred Howard's 
; revised proposal, entitled "Salt Peanuts", 

for one of the gate room walls at SFO. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. Additional Panel Recommendations for Gate room 
Walls 

Susan Pontious presented proposals by other 
artists recommended by the Selection Panel 
(consisting of Armando Rascon for the Art 
Commission, Kathy Holland, independent curator, 
.Karen Tsujimoto curator for the Oakland Museum, 
■Raymond Saunders, artist, Stephen Nash, chief 
curator for the Fine Arts Museums, and Bill 
Coblentz from the Airport). 
1 . Rigo 

The proposal by Rigo is an image of a young 
, boy painting a circle. It would be executed 
in mosaic tile. It received a unanimous 
recommendation from the Selection Panel and 
the Airport Art Steering Committee. 
Motion; Motion to approve proposal by Rigo 
for one of the Concourse gate room walls. 
Moved; Lisac/Meyer 
- Vote: Unanimous 



2. Rupert Garcia 

Rupert Garcia' s proposal is a graphic design 
of a brown bird on a blue ground with a 
checker board pattern on the right side. It 



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would be executed in glazed tile. This 
proposal also received unanimous approval 
from the panel and the Airport Art Steering 
Committee. Commissioner Meyer reported that 
he did notilike the design. 

Motion; Approval of proposal submitted by 
Rupert Garcia for one of the Concourse gate 
room walls. 
Moved ; Rascon/Lisac 
Vote : Ayes: Rascon, Lisac 
Nays: Meyer 

Viola Frey 

Viola Frey is proposing to do a group of 
ceramic figures around a hand holding a 
globe. The work will be executed in Frey's 
signature style, but it is yet unclear how 
many figures would be fabricated, or whether 
or not they would be in relief, or full 
figure sculptures. The panel and the AASC 
approved her as an artist and her concept, 
but wanted further clarification of her 
concept . 

Motion; Motion to approve the proposal 
concept by Viola Frey for one of the 
Concourse gate room walls. 
Moved; Lisac/Meyer 
Vote ; Unanimous 

Squeak Carnwath ^ 

Squeak Carnwath had presented a small 
painting showing central blue rectangle with 
poetic words evoking travel, and surrounded 
by a grid within which there were similarly 
evocative images. The final work would be 
executed in ceramic steel. Ms. Pontious 
reported that the panel and AASC had 
expressed concern about how the intimacy of 
the painting, and the artist's hand, would 
translate to a large scale and with a 
mechanical means of reproduction. Ms. 
Pontious showed other examples artist's 
drawings and artwork translated to ceramic 
steel. She reported that the Ms. Carnwath's 
green grid would be offset from the grid of 
the steel panels. 



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Motion: Motion to approve the design concept 
. by Squeak Carnwath for one of the Airport 
Concourse walls. 
Moved; Lisac/Meyer 
Vote ; Unanimous 

5. Enrique Chagoya 

Enrique Chagoya has proposed a piece entitled 
"Love Letters". The imagery is of origami 
boats floating on the water with "love 
letters" written on them in different 
languages. A hand in the upper right hand 
corner is placing a boat in the water. While 
the panel and the AASC felt that this was one 
of the most poetic images presented, concern 
was expressed that the hand was too ominous 
looking. Ms. Pontious reported that the 
artist was willing to work with the 
composition to modify the hand. He is 
proposing the execute the work in ceramic 
i steel . 

Commissioners Lisac and Meyer felt that they 
,0 could not support this proposal. 

Commissioner Rascon stressed the process that 
had brought this recommendation forward, and 
the professional qualifications of the 
selection panelists. Commissioner Meyer 
agreed that Mr. Chagoya is an important 
artist. Jill Manton recommended that the 
Committee approve Mr. Chagoya as a selected 
-o.rn artist, pending seeing a revised proposal. 

3 Motion: Motion to approve Enrique Chagoya as 

an artist selected for one of the Concourse 

n : gate room walls, pending approval of a 

/: ' revised proposal. 

..liii Moved: Lisac/Meyer 

be. :. Vote : Unanimous 
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6. Oliver Jackson 

Susan Pontious reported that while the 
selection panel voted for Oliver Jackson was 
4 to 2 , the Airport Art Steering Committee 
voted not to approve his proposal. This is 
because Oliver Jackson does not work from 
maquettes, and would not define his proposal 
any more than the sketches he presented. 



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' Members from the Airport Art Steering 

Committee felt that this was too much of a 
leap of faith, and not fair to other artists 
who were required to make detailed project 
proposals. 

Commissioner Meyer felt that the drawings 
submitted by Mr. Jackson were adequate for 
him. Staff pointed out that we also needed 
to get Airport Commission approval, which we 
were unlikely to give if the artist was 
opposed by their representatives on the AASC. 

Jill Manton suggested that staff be directed 
to identify an existing work by Mr. Jackson 
to acquire for the Airport. Mr. Jackson was 
one of the artist's that Kathy Holland and 
Karen Tsujimoto had identified earlier for 
acquisition in their report on the 
collection. 

Motion: Motion to identify existing work by 

Oliver Jackson for acquisition for the 

Airport . 

Moved; Lisac/Rascon 

Vote: Unanimous 

C. Payment of Design Development Fees for Gate room 
Walls. 

Susan Pontious requested approval to pay the above 
artists $5,000 each for design development. This 
is the same fee that was approved for 
Alicia/Montoya, Mildred Howard, and Sultan/Mandel. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the payment of $5,000 
each to Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert 
Garcia, Viola Frey, and Rigo for the Concourse 
Gate room wall final proposal development. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

D. Impact of Value Engineering on Keith Sonnier 
proposal for Concourse G. 

Susan Pontious reported that a letter had been 
sent from Rich Newirth to John Martin and from 
Stanlee. Gatti to Henry Herman, President of the 
Airport Commission expressing concern about the 
impact of VE cuts in the architecture on Keith 



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Sonnier's artwork. Jason Yuen called Mr. Newirth 
on behalf of John Martin to assure him that 
changes would not be made without consulting the 
Art Commission. Mr. Newirth reported that he 
thinks the letters had the desired impact, and 
that the Airport was waiting for the bids to come 
in for Concourse A before taking any further 
action on VE cuts. 

E. Approval of deSoto Plaque Prototype 

Susan Pontious reported that this item is tabled. 
She reported that neither she nor Jill Manton felt 
that the prototype submitted was adequate, 

F. Ned Kahn Design Contract 

Susan Pontious reported that while the north tower 
! of the parking garage had been deferred, the 

ART/BART station was going ahead as planned. Ned 
Kahn has been working with the architects and has 
a concept in which they are very interested. It 
involves working with light from the skylight and 
the wind currents created by the light rail 
vehicles . 

Motion; Motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into an Agreement with 

Ned Kahn to design a work of art for the Airport 

Rapid Transit and BART Transit station at the 

Airport. 

Moved: Lisac/Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

iV. : Collections 

A. Report on gift from R. Maloney/Robbie Robins, 
'ySail Onward". 

Debra Lehane reported that the gift from Mr. 
Maloney and Robbie Robins was no longer being 
, offered because they had found a site at the 
Delancey Street Program that they liked, and 
Delancey Street has said that they want the 
sculpture. 

B. Report on Golden Gate Park Photo exhibit 
Debra Lehane reported that an exhibit of 
photographs by George Clapper of the monuments of 
Golden Gate Park will open on the third floor of 

r the Interim City Hall on December 12th. The 

exhibition will help to promote the Commission's 



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Adopt-a-Monument Program. George Clapper produced 
the series of photographs while serving as a Save 
Outdoor Sculpture volunteer for the Commission. 

C. Report on PSA announcement 
Joseph Coplans who produced the 1-1/2 minute film 
on the Pioneer Mother in Golden Gate Park has 
edited the film to produce a 30 second Public 

-''--'^' Service Announcement which will be distributed to 
■'' the local networks for broadcast. At the same 
time Mr. Coplans is creating a Web site for the 
Civic Art Collection Program for the Adopt-a- 
Monument campaign. The PSA, Web site and City 
Hall exhibit are all scheduled for early December. 

D. Gift of George Rickey sculpture, ^^ Double L". 
Debra Lehane reported that Dr. Carl Djerrasi had 
proposed a gift of the George Rickey sculpture, 
"Double L" for the Library. She reported that she 
and Commissioner Gatti had met with Mr. Djerrasi 
to further discuss the gift. 

Motion; Motion to accept with gratitude into the 
City Art Collection a gift from Dr. Carl Djerrasi 
for the New Main Library of a sculpture by George 
Rickey titled "Double L Excentric Gyratory", 1982, 
stainless steel, 18 x 37 ' valued at $300,000. 
Moved; Lisac/Meyer 
Vote ; Unanimous 

E. Buffano Relocation 

Debra Lehane reported that Rich Newirth would be 
asking a member of the Board of Supervisors to 
pull the Buffano issue out of committee. She 
reported that she had diligently researched other 
possible locations for the Buffano sculpture, but 
still felt that the Brotherhood Way site was the 
most appropriate. She made the point that the 
sculpture weighs 50 tons. Other sites suggested 
(Civic Center, Yerba Buena, Embarcadero) would 
need major re-enforcement to support the 
sculpture. She requested that the Committee 
reaffirm the Brotherhood Way site for the Buffano. 

Motion; Motion to reaffirm the Art Commission's 

site on Brotherhood Way as the preferred location 

for the relocation of the sculpture by Beniamino 

Buffano titled "Peace'\ 



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Moved: Meyer/Lisac 
Vote; Unanimous 

VI. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton reported that in response to the 
judges request, Ann Preston had modified the 
buttocks of her zinc figures so that it was no 
longer obvious whether or not it was a rear or 
front view. She would be taking this modification 
the judges for their approval. She asked the 
Committee to approve this modification. 

Motion; Motion to approve the modified figures in 

Ann Preston's relief sculpture designed for the 

court house . 

Moved; Lisac/Meyer 

Vote ; Unanimous 

V. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that now that our ordinance allows 
pooling of funds, she would like approval to pool 
potential Clean Water Dept . funds so that sculptural 
elements in Patricia Johannson's "Endangered Garden" 
project could be completed. 

Motion; Motion to approve the aggregation of art 
enrichment funds generated by Clean Water Dept. 
projects in order to complete the sculptural elements 
of Patricia Johanson's environmental artwork, 
"Endangered Garden " . 
Moved ; Lisac/Rascon 
Vote ; Unanimous 

Orders and Reports 

1. Motion; Motion to approve the following consent 
calendar items; 
Vote ; Unanimous 

A. Motion to approve increase in Carl Cheng's 
contract (CT2830002) by $7,754 to complete work on 
the skylight heliostats at the New Sheriff's 
Facility. 

B. Motion to increase conservation contract with 
Genevieve Baird by $35,000 for conservation of 
various monuments and sculptures for fiscal year 
1996-97. 



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C. Motion to approve the use of the $132,900 art 
enrichment funds generated by the Airport Rail 
Transit Maintenance Facility in a more publicly 
accessible location at the Airport. 

D. Motion to authorize increase of agreement with 
Lewis deSoto for Civic Center Court House by 
$3,050. 

2. Motion: Motion to procure the services of Arcus Assoc, 
for waterproofing design solutions and to pay Arcus 
Assoc, an amount not to exceed $9,500 for waterproofing 
design solutions. 

Moved ; Gatti/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

3. Motion; Motion approving a letter of appreciation to 
be written on behalf of the Art Commission commending 
Teresa Piccolotti/Postfun for her work in designing and 
implementing the Gallery's Web site. 

Moved: Li sac /Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous ^ •' 

Motion: Motion approving a letter of appreciation to 
be written on behalf of the Art Commission commending 
Teresa Piccolotti/Postfun for her work in designing and 
implementing the Gallery's Web site. 
Moved; Lisac/Meyer ' 
Vote ; Unanimous 

4. Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by 
Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya. 

Moved: Lisac/Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

5. Motion : Motion to approve Mildred Howard's revised 
proposal, entitled "Salt Peanuts", for one of the gate 
room walls at SFO. 

Moved : Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Motion: Motion to approve proposal by Rigo for one of 
the Concourse gate room walls. 

Moved: Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

7. Motion: Approval of proposal submitted by Rupert 
Garcia for one of the Concourse gate room walls. 



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Moved: Rascon/Lisac 
Vote ; Ayes: Rascon, Li sac 
Nays: Meyer . , 

8. Motion: Motion to approve the proposal concept by 
Viola Frey for one of the Concourse gate room walls. 
Moved: Li sac/Meyer 

Vote ; Unanimous 

9. Motion: Motion to approve the design concept by Squeak 
Carnwath for one of the Airport Concourse walls. 
Moved; Lisac/Meyer 

Vote : Unanimous 



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Motion: Motion to approve Enrique Chagoya as an artist 
selected for one of the Concourse gate room walls, 
pending approval of a revised proposal. 
Moved: Lisac/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



11. Motion: Motion to identify existing work by Oliver 
Jackson for acquisition for the Airport. 

Moved: Lisac/Rascon 
Vote ; Unanimous 

12. Motion: Motion to authorize the payment of $5,000 each 
to Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert Garcia, 
Viola Frey, and Rigo for the Concourse Gate room wall 
final proposal development. 

Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. Motion: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an Agreement with Ned Kahn to 
design a work of art for the Airport Rapid Transit and 
BART Transit station at the Airport. 

Moved: Lisac/Meyer . 
Vote : Unanimous 

14. Motion: Motion to accept with gratitude into the City 
Art Collection a gift from Dr. Carl Djerrasi for the 
New Main Library of a sculpture by George Rickey titled 
^^ Double L Excentric Gyratory", 1982, stainless steel, 
18 X 37 ' valued at $300,000. 

Moved: Lisac/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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15. Motion; Motion to reaffirm the Art Commission's site on 
Brotherhood Way as the preferred location for the 
relocation of the sculpture by Beniamino Buffano titled 
''Peace", 

Moved; Meyer/Lisac 
Vote ; Unanimous 

16. Motion; Motion to approve the modified figures in Ann 
Preston's relief sculpture designed for the court 
house . 

Moved ; Lisac/Meyer 
Vote ; Unanimous 

17. Motion; Motion to approve the aggregation of art 
enrichment funds generated by Clean Water Dept . 
projects in order to complete the sculptural elements 
of Patricia Johanson's environmental artwork, 
"Endangered Garden". 

Moved: Lisac/Rascon 
Vote ; Unanimous 



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information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
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I. Consent Calender 

A. Motion to approve Precita Eyes Muralist's proposed 
design for a mural at Commodore Stockton Elementary 
School sponsored by the Chinatown Neighborhood Resource 
Center. 

B. Motion to approve mural project done by Children's HOPE 
Project and the Precita Eyes Mural Center at a garage 
site on Balmy Alley between Harrison and Folsom at 24th 
Street . 

C. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of 6 framed 

historical poster images of San Francisco valued at 
approximately $600 from Stewart Title of California for 
display in city Offices. 

D. Motion to increase the contract CT2860124 with Sheedy 
Drayage Company by $11,000 for added expenses and 
storgae costs relating the Bufano sculpture "Peace" 
relocation project. 

II. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Motion to approve modification to Su-Chen Hung glass 
"Welcome" panels for the SFIA International Terminal. 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with James Carpenter Design 
Associations for $300,000 for fabrication of structural 
support elements of the Sculptural Light Reflections 
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III. Discussion on Jurisdictional Issues 

Jill Manton 

A. Ribbon 

B. Bill Maxwell's China Sky 

C. Bufano relocation 

IV. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Discussion re: alternative sites, and cost 
implications, for Foot Sculpture by Buster Simpson 
and China Sky by Bill Maxwell. 

B. Progress Report on Promenade Ribbon 

Discussion of proposal submitted by Arcus 
Architects for waterproofing solutions 

V. Civic Art Collection 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion on gift policy review and collections 

management policy 

VI. Staff Reports 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Collections 

Fire Station #24 

Moscone Convention Center 

Watershed Exhibit 

Muni Metro Art/Signage Program 

911 Center 

VII. Adjournment 



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Special Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

Tuesday j^DecemberN,^^ 1996, 



Commissioners Present: Commissioner Stanlce Gatli 

Commissioner Andrew Lisac 
Cormnissioncr William Meyer 
Commi-ssioner Aimando Rascon 



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Richard Newirth. Director of Cultural Affairs 
Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 



Others in Attendance: Bill Maxwell. .Artist 

Buster Simpson, Artist 

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A special meeting of the Msual .Aj-ts Coirunittee was held on Tuesday, December 4, 
1996 for the puipose of discussing the proposed art concepts for the Mid- 
Embarcadero Public .Aj1 Progi^am. 

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I. Discussion of Buster Simpson's Art Concepts 

Jill Manton introduced Buster Simpson who summarized the various components 
that were contained ia liis proposal for the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space - 

1 . A large scale sculpture of a foot made from caixera marble that had myriad 
meanings and implications, ie. the foot of the Cit>', the foot of a Cit>' street, the foot 
of the ba>", to embark, to set foot, to begin a journey, and perhaps, most significantly, 
to mark the placement of the footings that supported the elevated freeway that once 
separated the cit\' from the waterfront; 

2. The development of a water treatment for the rear portion of the \'aillancourt 
Fountain; 

3. Markers on the gi'ound plane that would indicate the location of other footings for 
the o\'erhead freewa\'; 

4. A representation of the underground location of the whaling ship ROMA; 

5. Relocation of historic monuments King Carios and De Anza from Justin Herman 
Plaza South to the foot of Market Street where the}' would be placed on a.xis with 
Sacramento Street, reinforcing the street giid, also canying on a tradition along 
Market Street of placing liistoric monuments on the north side of the street. The 
monuments would also recall the origin of the plirase BuU and Bear Market wliich 
apparent!}- originated in a kind a game first created at the SF Nhssion Dolores. 

The Commissioners commended Mr. Simpson on the extent of his work on the 
project. Jill Manton e.xplained that significant reductions in the overall Open Space 



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budget have now precluded moving foi-ward with many of the concepts proposed. 
She reported that there was a good lilielihood that the foot sculpaire would be 
funded from the Mid-Embarcadero Roadwa>' budget because of its proposed 
location on the promenade. (Promenade improvements are eligible for Roadwa>' 
funding.) The artist communicated why a land-side location near the foot of Clay 
Street was more consistent with liis original concept of the foot commemorating the 
past elevated freeway of wliich there is no longer a trace. A discussion ensued about 
the merits of the landside vs. the promenade location. Boris Dramov made a stong 
case that the promenade location was not only less ph}'sicall\' constrained for the 
placement of the sculpture, on the promenade, the sculpture would rest on a more 
significant footing, that of the seawall, which was the basis for the development and 
giowlh of the Embarcadero. The Commissioners concurred and the artist agieed to 
work with the promenade site. Discussion about the heiglit and design of the pedestal 
upon wliich the sculpture will rest continued. The artist will conduct further 
investigation of the structural issues and develop a proposal for the pedestal to be 
reviewed b\' the Committee at a subsequent meeting. A motion was passed to 
support the location of the foot sculpture by Buster Simpson on the promenade, 
pending the structural feasibilit>' of doing this witliin the project budget. 

Motion: Appros a! of proposed location for Foot sculpture by Buster Simpson 
on the waterfront promenade at a specific location to be determined, pending 
structural feasibility Avithin confines of established project budget. 
Motion: Commissioner Armando Rascon 

Second: Commissioner Andrew Lisac 

At tliis point, there was some discussion about the proposed relocation of tvvo 
liistoric monuments, De Anza and King Carlos, to a Market Street location. Jill 
Manton reminded the Comjnission that the relocation was clearlv subject to Art 
Commission approval, as reflected in the City charter and stated that tliis was a 
Collections issue. Manager Debra Lehane should be involved in the discussion 
regarding this proposal as v\eU. The Commissioners wanted more infonnation before 
a decision and sugested that historical experts be consulted about the significance of 
these t\vo monuments. Commissioner Lisac expressed liis concern that relocating the 
monuments to this location miglit be giving undue prominence to the role of the 
Spanish in San Francisco. No action was taken on this part of the artist's proposal at 
this time. 

II. Discussion of China Skv' by Bill Maxwell 

JiU Manton explained to the Cormnission that there had been signficant and vocal 
opposition to the proposed location of China Sky at the foot of Market Street. It was 
seen as a symbohc interuption of the intersection of Market Street with the 
Embarcadero. There was also concern voiced that it would interfere with the abilitv' 
of vehicles and floats to access Market Street during parades and civic celebrations. 
Ms= Manton stated her opinion that it was imnractical to \hh)k that the Art 
Commission could overcome the opposition. The resolutions passed at both the Cit}" 



Planning Conrmriission and the Board of Supemsors approved the overall urban 
design scheme with the al•t^vork in another location other than the foot of Market 
Street. Discussion ensued regarding the avarlabilitN' of other sites for the aitvvork. The 
Commissioners voiced their reservations about placing the artwork on Block 202 
where its implementation would be liiil>:ed to that of the proposed utidergiound Port 
parking garage. The artist indicated liis willingness to consider other sites and to 
revise the design to be both above-grade as well as a penetration of the earth. Boris 
Dramov suggested that Rincon Park miglit be an appropriate location as well as an 
area adjacent to Justin Herman Plaza where a Butterfl)' Museum Habitat has been 
proposed. These two sites were of interest to both the artist and the Conmiissioners. 
They directed Ms. Manton to investigate the feasibilit}' of either of the abo\'e sites 
for Cliina Sky. Ms. Manton further infonued the Committee that there were no 
funds to compensate the artist to continue to resolve the design of China Sky, nor to 
modify- it for a new location, let along to actually implement the aitwork This project 
was to have been fimded as part of the overall Open Space improvement budget. 
With little or no funding for the Open Space improvements, the art budget has all but 
disappeared. Ms. Manton indicated her willingness to research fimding opportunities, 
to write grants, etc and requested that the Commissioners pass on am' suggestions 
they ma\' have. 

The meeting was concluded at 5:30PM. 



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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



I. 



Consent Calender 



a. Motion to extend contract # CT286105 with Ann 
Chamberlain for artwork at the General Hospital Parking 
Garage to June 30, 1997. 

b. Motion to extend contract # CT2820014 with Su-Chen Hung 
for design of art for the Vallejo Churchill Parking 
Garage to December 31, 1997. 

c. Motion to extend contract # CT2840020 with Clifford 
Rainey for design of artwork for the 911 Emergency 
Dispatch Center to June 30, 1997. 

d. Motion to extend contract # CT2840019 with Cheryl Riley 
for design of artwork for the 911 Emergency Dispatch 
Center to June 30, 1997. 

e. Motion to approve payment of $4000 to Michael Manwaring 
for services rendered over past two years to design ADA 
retrofit of Historic Interpretive Signage Project. 

f. Motion to approve contract with Seeing Comes Before 
Words Design to create and design Watershed Exhibition 
for an amount not to exceed $7,000. 

II. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER 

Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil 

a. Staff report on Moscone Howard Street and Moscone 
Center Expansion. 

b. Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation 
of artists Carl Cheng, Diller and Scofidio, Ned Kahn, 
Celia Munoz, Mat Mullican and Nam Jun Paik as finalists 
for the Moscone Center Expansion architectural design 
team project and to pay the finalists an honorarium of 
$250 each plus travel expenses to participate in 
interviews in January of 1997. 

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III. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil, Joshua Sarantitis 

a. Presentation 

b. Motion to approve revised design and program for 
community involvement in creation of artwork for the 
Jackson Playground. 

IV. Gallery 
Rupert Jenkins 

a. Report on 155/165 Grove Street retrofit analysis. 

b. Request and motion to reallocate funds for production 
costs of Mary Ellen Pleasant exhibit. 

V. Civic Center Court House 
Jill Manton/Ann Preston 

a. Report on presentation of modified torso design to 
judges. 

b. Motion to authorize increase in contract with Ann 
Preston by $5,220 for time and expenses incurred in 
developing new design motif for border of 
zinc/fiberglass panels for Civic Center Courthouse. 

VI. Collections 
Debra Lehane 

Discussion on relocation of King Carlos and de Anza 
sculptures on Embarcadero and Roald Amundsen sculpture 
at Golden Gate Park 

VII. Staff Reports 

Presentation of slides of recently completed projects: 

Fire Stations #24 and #44 

General Hospital Parking Garage 
Market Street Art in Transit 
Muni Key Stops 
Collections 

Muni Metro Art/Signage Program 
911 Center 
Mid Embarcadero Project Status 

VIII .Adjournment 



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